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Definition of "pronouncing" []

  • Relating to, designed for, or showing pronunciation: a pronouncing dictionary. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "pronouncing" in a sentence
  • "Writing to her nephew, the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, Katherine audaciously (but privately) lambastes the pope for his delay in pronouncing upon the issue that would define Henry's reign: his divorce of Katherine, an older wife who was almost certain never to bear him a son."
  • "How many others are waiting for Anonsters to dazzle us with his knowledge on IQ, human genetics, heritability, seeing how bold he is in pronouncing judgment on those who lack the competence he so manifestly possesses?"
  • "Especially because, after the thirteenth or fourteenth kind of meat, you begin pronouncing it portentously."