pro·​nounce·​ment prə-ˈnau̇n(t)s-mənt How to pronounce pronouncement (audio)
: a usually formal declaration of opinion
: an authoritative announcement

Examples of pronouncement in a Sentence

He made some important pronouncements on government policy.
Recent Examples on the Web Despite widespread interest and speculation, the case went cold, with few public pronouncements about its status until earlier this summer, when the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department reopened the investigation. Nicole Acosta, Peoplemag, 29 Sep. 2023 Dramatic pronouncements about fighting and winning might play well on Fox News and Newsmax, but condemning compromise as weakness and failure creates an atmosphere where nothing can possibly get done and the people involved have delusional expectations about what qualifies as a win. Robert Schlesinger, The New Republic, 28 Sep. 2023 Chinese authorities have issued no public pronouncements about broader restrictions on iPhones. Tripp Mickle, New York Times, 11 Sep. 2023 When the court’s 2022-23 term ended in June, policymakers who had anxiously awaited the justices’ pronouncement on the 27-year-old law finally got their answer: Section 230 would be left untouched. Ron Wyden, Fortune, 7 Sep. 2023 The comments from Hochul followed a similar pronouncement from North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper, who also urged Spectrum and Disney to reach a new agreement this week. Alex Weprin, The Hollywood Reporter, 8 Sep. 2023 As the Chicago Bears-Green Bay Packers rivalry flipped to a new page in the lead-up to Sunday’s season opener, there were no grand pronouncements of ownership from the starting quarterbacks. Colleen Kane, Chicago Tribune, 8 Sep. 2023 Rather than resort to angry polemics or pronouncements about morality, however, these country – and, more broadly, Americana – songs create intimate portraits of the women and men engaged in the painful realities of daily life. William Nash, The Conversation, 29 Aug. 2023 Ye followed the pronouncement with his Jesus is King album, a set of through-and-though God-rap, received with hesitance and tepid ears among Christians and atheists alike. Jonathan Rowe, Spin, 24 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1593, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of pronouncement was in 1593

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“Pronouncement.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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pro·​nounce·​ment prə-ˈnau̇n(t)-smənt How to pronounce pronouncement (audio)
: an official or solemn statement or announcement
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