from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To pronounce; articulate.
  • transitive v. To state or set forth precisely or systematically: enunciate a doctrine.
  • transitive v. To announce; proclaim.
  • intransitive v. To pronounce words; speak aloud.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. : To make a definite or systematic statement of.
  • v. To announce, proclaim.
  • v. To articulate, pronounce.
  • v. To make sounds clearly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To utter words or syllables articulately.
  • transitive v. To make a formal statement of; to announce; to proclaim; to declare, as a truth.
  • transitive v. To make distinctly audible; to utter articulately; to pronounce.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To utter, as words or syllables; pronounce: used especially with reference to manner: as, he enunciates his words distinctly.
  • To declare deliberately or in set terms; proclaim distinctly; announce; state: as, to enunciate a proposition.
  • Synonyms Articulate, etc. See utter, v.
  • To utter words or syllables: used especially with reference to manner: as, he enunciates distinctly.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way
  • v. express or state clearly


Latin ēnūntiāre, ēnūntiāt- : ē-, ex-, ex- + nūntiāre, to announce (from nūntius, messenger; see neu- in Indo-European roots).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin enuntiatus, past participle of enuntio to report, declare, from e- + nuntio to report (Wiktionary)



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