pro·​nounce·​ment | \ prə-ˈnau̇n(t)s-mənt How to pronounce pronouncement (audio) \

Definition of pronouncement

1 : a usually formal declaration of opinion
2 : an authoritative announcement

Examples of pronouncement in a Sentence

He made some important pronouncements on government policy.
Recent Examples on the Web The confidence to make such a pronouncement, and the Indigos’ trust in her, were earned over time. al, "Indigo Girls turned to Alabama engineer for eye-opening ‘Look Long’ album," 29 May 2020 Last month, Ford made a similar pronouncement about 2712 Rangers from the 2006 model year. Clifford Atiyeh And Rusty Blackwell, Car and Driver, "Massive Takata Airbag Recall: Everything You Need to Know, Including Full List of Affected Vehicles," 21 Feb. 2020 At the time Law made that pronouncement, St. Anne’s was drawing about 1,400 people to its Masses every weekend., "Could the future of Catholicism be taking shape in this church basement? - The Boston Globe," 9 Oct. 2019 As a member of the Administration’s coronavirus task force, Fauci seemed to believe that the government’s actions could be directed, even if the President’s pronouncements could not. Michael Specter, The New Yorker, "How Anthony Fauci Became America’s Doctor," 10 Apr. 2020 Kavanagh strongly objects to Trump’s pronouncements yesterday. Jon Cohen, Science | AAAS, "‘We will have many body bags.’ WHO chief responds to Trump’s criticisms," 8 Apr. 2020 Newsom seems to misunderstand the importance that Californians attach to transporting themselves and their families and how muddled policy pronouncements can backfire. Dan Walters, Orange County Register, "Gov. Newsom fumbles on transportation," 23 Oct. 2019 Her warning provided a stark contrast to the crimped pronouncements of many other world leaders, among them President Trump, who has mostly played down the contagion. Katrin Bennhold, New York Times, "Merkel Gives Germans a Hard Truth About the Coronavirus," 12 Mar. 2020 But her warning provided a stark contrast to the crimped pronouncements of many other world leaders, among them President Trump, who has mostly played down the contagion. Melissa Eddy,, "Merkel gives Germans a hard truth about the coronavirus," 11 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of pronouncement

1593, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Pronouncement.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jun. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of pronouncement

formal : an official public statement


pro·​nounce·​ment | \ prə-ˈnau̇ns-mənt How to pronounce pronouncement (audio) \

Kids Definition of pronouncement

: an official or solemn statement

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