• enPR: prə-nŭn'-sē-ā′-shən, IPA: /pɹəˌnʌn.siˈeɪ.ʃən/
  • enPR: prə-noun'-sē-ā′-shən IPA: /pɹəˌnaʊn.siˈeɪ.ʃən/ (common but proscribed, corresponding to the misspelling pronounciation)


  1. (countable) The formal or informal way in which a word is made to sound when spoken.
    What is the pronunciation of "hiccough"?
    • 1791, John Walker, A Critical Pronouncing Dictionary […] , London: Sold by G. G. J. and J. Robinſon, Paternoſter Row; and T. Cadell, in the Strand, OCLC 37805775 ↗, page 211, columns earth}}] is liable to a coarſe vulgar pronunciation, as if written Urth;{{...}:
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  2. (uncountable) The way in which the words of a language are made to sound when speaking.
    His Italian pronunciation is terrible.
  3. (countable) The act of pronouncing or uttering something.
    • 1831, Thomas Oughton, ‎James Thomas Law, Forms of Ecclesiastical Law (page 62)
      The second part is the sentence, which is the judge's pronunciation upon a cause depending between two in controversy.
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