v. t.

  1. To utter articulately; to speak out or distinctly; to utter, as words or syllables; to speak with the proper sound and accent as, adults rarely learn to pronounce a foreign language correctly.
  2. To utter officially or solemnly; to deliver, as a decree or sentence; as, to pronounce sentence of death.
  3. To speak or utter rhetorically; to deliver; to recite; as, to pronounce an oration.
  4. To declare or affirm; as, he pronounced the book to be a libel; he pronounced the act to be a fraud.

v. i.

  1. To give a pronunciation; to articulate; as, to pronounce faultlessly.
  2. To make declaration; to utter on opinion; to speak with confidence.


  1. Pronouncement; declaration; pronunciation.