enunciate[ē nun′sē āt′, i-; also, -s̸hē-]
An example of to enunciate is for an English language learner to clearly say each part of a word.
transitive verbenunciated, enunciating
- to state definitely; express in a systematic way: to enunciate a theory
- to announce; proclaim
- to pronounce (words), esp. clearly and distinctly
Origin of enunciate; from Classical Latin enuntiatus, past participle of enuntiare ; from e-, out + nuntiare, to announce ; from nuntius, a messenger
verbe·nun·ci·at·ed, e·nun·ci·at·ing, e·nun·ci·ates
- To pronounce; articulate.
- To state or set forth precisely or systematically: enunciate a doctrine.
- To announce; proclaim.
Origin of enunciateLatin ēnūntiāre, ēnūntiāt- : ē-, ex-, ex- + nūntiāre, to announce (from nūntius, messenger; see neu- in Indo-European roots).
(third-person singular simple present enunciates, present participle enunciating, simple past and past participle enunciated)
From Latin ēnuntiātus, past participle of ēnuntiō (“to report, declare”), from ē- + nūntiō (“to report”).