pro·​nounc·​ing prə-ˈnau̇n(t)-siŋ How to pronounce pronouncing (audio)
: relating to or indicating pronunciation
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Examples of pronouncing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Unvoiced sounds, for comparison, come from moving the jaw, tongue and lips—humans make these sounds when pronouncing consonants. Sarah Kuta, Smithsonian Magazine, 29 June 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1764, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of pronouncing was in 1764

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“Pronouncing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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