[ UK /pɹənˈa‍ʊns/ ]
[ US /pɹəˈnaʊns/ ]
  1. speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way
    She pronounces French words in a funny way
    Can the child sound out this complicated word?
    I cannot say `zip wire'
  2. pronounce judgment on
    They labeled him unfit to work here
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  • Chemicals that the body doesn’t need all that much, such as some excess vitamins, water, salt, and fats, are not absorbed and are passed along to a reservoir located between the small and large intestines called the cecum pronounced sea-come. You Raising Your Child
  • There is no suggestion of a pronounced twist in the ventral margin of the jaw of Hynerpeton like that seen in Densignathus.
  • In contrast, farmed rabbit has a less pronounced flavour but is often more tender than its cousin. Times, Sunday Times
  • The poor litigant will wait for the somnolescent process and leisurely pronouncement and the wealthy litigant will have his case speedily terminated. The Hindu - Front Page
  • The words I pronounced as forewoman would change someone's life.
  • They regularly mispronounce their Js in names begriming with JO, but not elsewhere. Gallstones of the Unexamined Life « Unknowing
  • China supplies at least 95% of the world's rare earths -- 17 chemical elements with hard-to-pronounce names such as praseodymium and yttrium -- essential for a wide range of high-tech devices and green technologies. IndustryWeek Forums - Chain Reactions
  • Mr Cole remained sombre, straight-faced and silent as the returning officer pronounced Ms Greene, a local school governor, the victor with a 2,000-plus majority.
  • (Hey! at least I know from someone who lived in Japan that miso is pronounced mee-zo with a fuzzy sz sound.) Miso Soup | A Veggie Venture
  • In between the 9th (1987) and 10th (1993) editions, the M-W lexicographers discovered that the people who had imported the bird into the western US called it simply "chukar," not "chukar partridge," and furthermore pronounced it in a completely anglicized form, not knowing or caring that that made it a homophone of some polo term. CHUKAR.
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