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Dictionary Definition

pronounced adj
1 strongly marked; easily noticeable; "walked with a marked limp"; "a pronounced flavor of cinnamon" [syn: marked]
2 produced by the organs of speech

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. uttered, articulated.
  2. strongly marked.

Derived terms


  1. past of pronounce

Extensive Definition

Pronunciation refers to:
  • the way a word or a language is usually spoken
  • the manner in which someone utters a word
A word can be spoken in different ways by various individuals or groups, depending on many factors, such as:
  1. the area in which they grew up
  2. the area in which they now live
  3. if they have a speech defect
  4. their ethnic group
  5. their social class
  6. their education

Linguistic terminology

People are counted as units of sound (phones) that they use in their language. The branch of linguistics which studies these units of sound is phonetics. Phones which play the same role are grouped together into classes called phonemes; the study of these is phonemics or phonematics or phonology.

External links

  • Sounds Familiar? — Listen to examples of regional accents and dialects from across the UK on the British Library's 'Sounds Familiar' website
  • Howjsay — Enter a word to hear it spoken. About 100,000 words in British English with alternative pronunciations.
pronounced in Catalan: Pronunciació
pronounced in Czech: Výslovnost
pronounced in German: Aussprache
pronounced in Spanish: Pronunciación
pronounced in Esperanto: Prononco
pronounced in French: Prononciation
pronounced in Korean: 발음
pronounced in Icelandic: Framburður
pronounced in Hebrew: הגייה
pronounced in Kannada: ಉಚ್ಛಾರಣೆ
pronounced in Limburgan: Oetsjpraok
pronounced in Macedonian: Изговор
pronounced in Dutch: Uitspraak (taal)
pronounced in Japanese: 発音
pronounced in Norwegian: Uttale
pronounced in Polish: Wymowa
pronounced in Portuguese: Pronúncia
pronounced in Romanian: Pronunţie
pronounced in Russian: Произношение
pronounced in Simple English: Pronunciation
pronounced in Albanian: Shqiptimi
pronounced in Slovenian: Izgovarjava
pronounced in Swedish: Uttal
pronounced in Vietnamese: Phát âm
pronounced in Turkish: Telaffuz
pronounced in Ukrainian: Вимова
pronounced in Chinese: 讀音

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