• WordNet 3.6
    • n pronouncement an authoritative declaration
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The company "Sony" was originally called "Totsuken." They felt the name "Sony" would be easier to pronounce. The name was invented by a cross between the name "sonus" and "sonny." The name sound and sonic are derived. Sonny was used to represent a young man or boy, which would show a energetic young company
    • n Pronouncement The act of pronouncing; a declaration; a formal announcement.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Cher's last name was Sarkissian, she changed it because no one could pronounce it and it would not be accepted in show business.
    • n pronouncement The act of pronouncing; a proclamation; a formal announcement.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Dr. Seuss pronounced his name "soyce".
    • ns Pronouncement act of pronouncing: an announcement or proclamation
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  • Barbara Walters
    Barbara Walters
    “I was the kind nobody thought could make it. I had a funny Boston accent. I couldn't pronounce my R's. I wasn't a beauty.”
  • Abraham Lincoln
    “He reminds me of the man who murdered both his parents, and then when the sentence was about to be pronounced, pleaded for mercy on the grounds that he was orphan.”
  • Thomas Carlyle
    “For all right judgment of any man or things it is useful, nay, essential, to see his good qualities before pronouncing on his bad.”
  • Paul Valery
    “Our judgments judge us, and nothing reveals us, exposes our weaknesses, more ingeniously than the attitude of pronouncing upon our fellows.”
  • George Bernard Shaw
    “If the announcer can produce the impression that he is a gentlemen, he may pronounce as he pleases.”
  • Norman Tebbit
    Norman Tebbit
    “It is certainly safe, in view of the movement to the right of intellectuals and political thinkers, to pronounce the brain death of socialism.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. prononcer—L. pronuntiārepro, forth, nunciāre, to announce—nuntius, a messenger.


In literature:

I am well assured Lord Mansfield has pronounced them to be excellent.
"Life Of Johnson, Volume 5" by Boswell
If "The Antiquary" were published in these times, it would be pronounced pedantic.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume XIII" by John Lord
It is pronounced incredible that all these facts should speak falsely.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume XIV" by John Lord
Before the lid was fastened, an aged Indian came forward, and pronounced a funeral oration.
"Personal Memoirs Of A Residence Of Thirty Years With The Indian Tribes On The American Frontiers" by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft
What a lamentable picture of our government, so often pronounced the best upon earth!
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 3 of 4" by American Anti-Slavery Society
I judge from what you say, that you trace it back to the curse pronounced by Noah upon Canaan.
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus" by American Anti-Slavery Society
Mr. Tyrrel had formerly been tortured with the innocent eulogiums she pronounced of Mr. Falkland.
"Caleb Williams" by William Godwin
Evidences of this period are too vague and uncertain to make any pronouncement.
"Wanderings in Wessex" by Edric Holmes
ADONA`I, the name used by the Jews for God instead of Jehovah, too sacred to be pronounced.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
And he has the impudence to assert that singing has taught him to pronounce German.
"A Roman Singer" by F. Marion Crawford
You would have pronounced him a tiger, who smells of his prey before tasting it.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 1"
An anathema was pronounced accordingly against all images.
"Curiosities of Christian History" by Croake James
I pronounced her name gently, she saw me, and the next moment I held her in my arms.
"Audubon and his Journals, Volume I (of 2)" by Maria R. Audubon
Excommunication had been pronounced against those who perpetrated these deeds of violence.
"The Catholic World. Volume II; Numbers 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12." by E. Rameur
Wrongly compounded in the first place, wrongly spelled, wrongly pronounced!
"Life Histories of North American Wood Warblers Part One and Part Two" by Arthur Bent
Upon this assumption, Plato pronounces that the community will be happy.
"Plato and the Other Companions of Sokrates, 3rd ed. Volume IV (of 4)" by George Grote
He had fainted outright on hearing the verdict pronounced.
"Brother Against Brother" by John Roy Musick
He alone knew what leprosy was, how it could be put away, and when to pronounce the leper clean.
"Notes on the Book of Leviticus" by C. H. Mackintosh
How do you pronounce Comment prononcez vous the letter a?
"The Teaching and Cultivation of the French Language in England during Tudor and Stuart Times" by Kathleen Lambley
The dear lost name of Melmond is all I love to pronounce!
"Camilla" by Fanny Burney

In poetry:

Jesus! that name, pronounced by faith,
Is full of wonder-working pow'r;
It conquers Satan, sin and death,
And cheers in trouble's darkest hour.
"The Exorcists" by John Newton
Thus let our flaming zeal employ
Our loftiest thoughts and loudest songs;
Britain, pronounce with warmest joy
Hosannah from ten thousand tongues.
"Hymn 1" by Isaac Watts
He thought on what the fiend pronounc'd,
That Merlin's spirit brought;
And he fix'd his eyes on that ladie's face,
And trembled at the thought ....
"The Prophecy Of Merlin" by Anne Bannerman
O let the saints with joy record
The truth and goodness of the Lord!
How great his works! how kind his ways!
Let every tongue pronounce his praise.
"Psalm 107 part 1" by Isaac Watts
Should sudden vengeance seize my breath,
I must pronounce thee just in death;
And if my soul were sent to hell,
Thy righteous law approves it well.
"Psalm 51 part 1" by Isaac Watts
"And darest thou think that Clermont's child
Shall e'er pronounce the nuptial vow
Unless," he said, "I could a dower
Equal to Clermont's rank bestow!
"Julia, or the Convent of St. Claire" by Amelia Opie

In news:

The longer Herman Cain is on the campaign trail, the more bizarre and error-filled his pronouncements become.
Pronounce it one time so you can hear the weirdness: an-HALE rod-REE-gez.
The victim was pronounce dead at the hospital.
As the battleground on same-sex marriage moves from New York to other states, the issue of religious exemptions to proposed laws has become more pronounced.
I now pronounce you really funny.
The beauty of classic punk rock lies in its utter simplicity: Crude rhythms, rude attitude, pumping adrenaline and a loudly pronounced point of view are key.
The Monitor's language columnist looks at the way some words gain sounds and others lose them to make them easier to pronounce.
Kelis Rogers-Jones (born Kelis Rogers on August 21, 1979), is known simply by her first name Kelis (pronounced Kuh-lees).
Bell County Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke pronounced Brandon dead at 2:16 am Tuesday after a resident in the vicinity of the 1400 block of East Avenue G.
Officers would not confirm the man's name, but said he was taken to St Mary Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
He was pronounced dead after being found in Lake Huron .
You may not be able to pronounce the menu items but don't let that stop you.
Wide receiver Percy Harvin, who was still walking with a pronounced limp after spraining his left ankle against the Seattle Seahawks, will try to practice Friday, with the Vikings hoping he will be able to recover in time for the Lions game.
Aa (pronounced big a, little a) narnack records sampler.
The name is pronounced Puts (as in he puts away hitters), thank you very much.

In science:

We have then verified the beneficial contribution of parallelism in DD sequences, which is increasingly pronounced as the group size grows.
Advantages of Randomization in Coherent Quantum Dynamical Control
In the case of 1d leads we identified two pronounced even-odd-effects.
Coupling-geometry-induced temperature scales in the conductance of Luttinger liquid wires
This fact, however, has been repeatedly ignored, and claims of blackhole discoveries are pronounced constantly.
A fresh look at some questions surrounding black holes
The Eddington’s experiment settled all these claims by pronouncing general relativity a winner. 2 The early accuracy, however, was poor.
Experimental Tests of General Relativity
These effects are particularly pronounced in the edge frequency channels as seen in Fig. 3 so these channels are usually rejected.
A spectral synthesis method to suppress aliasing and calibrate for delay errors in Fourier transform correlators
In further analogy to the previous studies [1, 23], the convergence pattern exhibited n and hence bounded by a − 1 by ∆(n) in this region is at best given by 1/ 2 slope, which is in general better pronounced at bigger ε-values.
Ergodic Theory and Visualization II: Visualization of Resonances and Periodic Sets
This proves that by using more functions we improve the quality of visualization in sense of better pronounced peaks.
Ergodic Theory and Visualization II: Visualization of Resonances and Periodic Sets
Examples are a pronounced non-intersection of axes term at the CSO and a measureable drop of the elevation axis at the JCMT when moving from horizon to zenith.
The eSMA: description and first results
However, for complex systems, effective potentials may have a rugged landscape, that becomes more pronounced with increasing system size.
Quenched bond randomness in marginal and non-marginal Ising spin models in 2D
Figure 1(e) shows the pronounced dp structure of the energy PDF of the model at T = Th for L = 60, obtained by the two different implementations of the WL scheme.
Strong Violation of Critical Phenomena Universality: Wang-Landau Study of the 2d Blume-Capel Model under Bond Randomness
As we will see, this behavior will be even more pronounced in the presence of the neutrino magnetic moment.
The Impact of Neutrino Magnetic Moments on the Evolution of Massive Stars
The deviation becomes more pronounced the lower the mass of the star, again as anticipated.
The Impact of Neutrino Magnetic Moments on the Evolution of Massive Stars
These differences between simpl and powerlaw are most pronounced when the power law is relatively steep, i.e., typically when Γ & 3.
A Simple Comptonization Model
The radial variation of the harmonic components seems, however, more pronounced in the hermite velocity field.
Dynamical Centers and Non-Circular Motions in THINGS Galaxies: Implications for Dark Matter Halos
The pronounced shape in the distribution of s2 could be caused by an m = 1 or m = 3 term in the gravitational potential.
Dynamical Centers and Non-Circular Motions in THINGS Galaxies: Implications for Dark Matter Halos