Definition of enunciate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    enunciate

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ɪˈnʌnsieɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈnʌnsieɪt//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they enunciate
    BrE BrE//ɪˈnʌnsieɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈnʌnsieɪt//
     
    he / she / it enunciates
    BrE BrE//ɪˈnʌnsieɪts//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈnʌnsieɪts//
     
    past simple enunciated
    BrE BrE//ɪˈnʌnsieɪtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈnʌnsieɪtɪd//
     
    past participle enunciated
    BrE BrE//ɪˈnʌnsieɪtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈnʌnsieɪtɪd//
     
    -ing form enunciating
    BrE BrE//ɪˈnʌnsieɪtɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈnʌnsieɪtɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1[transitive, intransitive] enunciate (something) | + speech to say or pronounce words clearly She enunciated each word slowly and carefully.
  2. 2[transitive] enunciate something (formal) to express an idea clearly and exactly He enunciated his vision of the future.
  3. Word Origin mid 16th cent. (as enunciation): from Latin enuntiat- ‘announced clearly’, from the verb enuntiare, from e- (variant of ex-) ‘out’ + nuntiare ‘announce’ (from nuntius ‘messenger’).
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