1. To give a pronunciation; to articulate; as, to pronounce faultlessly. Earle.
2. To make declaration; to utter on opinion; to speak with confidence. [R.] Dr. H. More.
(Pro*nounce"), n. Pronouncement; declaration; pronunciation. [Obs.] Milton.
(Pro*nounce"a*ble) a. [Cf. L. pronunciabilis declarative.] Capable of being pronounced.
(Pro*nounced") a. [F. prononcé.] Strongly marked; unequivocal; decided. [A Gallicism]
[His] views became every day more pronounced.Thackeray.
(Pro*nounce"ment) n. The act of pronouncing; a declaration; a formal announcement.
(Pro*noun"cer) n. One who pronounces, utters, or declares; also, a pronouncing book.
(Pro*noun"cing) a. Pertaining to, or indicating, pronunciation; as, a pronouncing dictionary.
(Pro*nu"bi*al) a. [L. pronuba bridesmaid; pro before + nubere to marry.] Presiding over
(Pro*nu"cle*us) n.; pl. Pronuclei [NL. See Pro-, and Nucleus.] (Biol.) One of the two
bodies or nuclei (called male and female pronuclei) which unite to form the first segmentation nucleus
of an impregnated ovum.
In the maturing of the ovum preparatory to impregnation, a part of the germinal vesicle (see Polar body,
under Polar) becomes converted into a number of small vesicles, which aggregate themselves into a
single clear nucleus. which travels towards the center of the egg and is called the female pronucleus.
In impregnation, the spermatozoön which enters the egg soon loses its tail, while the head forms a nucleus,
called the male pronucleus, which gradually travels towards the female pronucleus and eventually fuses
with it, forming the first segmentation nucleus.
(Pro*nun"cial) a. Of or pertaining to pronunciation; pronunciative.
(Pro*nun`ci*a*men"to) n. A proclamation or manifesto; a formal announcement or declaration.
(||Pro*nun`ci*a`mi"en"to) n. [Sp. See Pronounce.] See Pronunciamento.
(Pro*nun`ci*a"tion) n. [F. pronunciation, L. pronunciatio. See Pronounce.]
1. The act of uttering with articulation; the act of giving the proper sound and accent; utterance; as, the
pronunciation of syllables of words; distinct or indistinct pronunciation.
2. The mode of uttering words or sentences.
3. (Rhet.) The art of manner of uttering a discourse publicly with propriety and gracefulness; now
called delivery. J. Q. Adams.
(Pro*nun"ci*a*tive) a. [L. pronunciativus.]
1. Of or pertaining to pronunciation.
2. Uttering confidently; dogmatical. [Obs.] Bacon.
(Pro*nun"ci*a`tor) n. [L., a reciter.] One who pronounces; a pronouncer.
(Pro*nun"ci*a*to*ry) a. Of or pertaining to pronunciation; that pronounces.