- Enunciate is defined as to clearly pronounce or speak.
An example of to enunciate is for an English language learner to clearly say each part of a word.
enunciate definition by Webster's New World
- to state definitely; express in a systematic way: to enunciate a theory
- to announce; proclaim
- to pronounce (words), esp. clearly and distinctly
Origin: ; from Classical Latin enuntiatus, past participle of enuntiare ; from e-, out plush nuntiare, to announce ; from nuntius, a messenger
enunciate definition by American Heritage Dictionary
verb e·nun·ci·at·ed, e·nun·ci·at·ing, e·nun·ci·ates verb, transitive
- To pronounce; articulate.
- To state or set forth precisely or systematically: enunciate a doctrine.
- To announce; proclaim.
Origin: Latin ēnūntiāre, ēnūntiāt- : ē-, ex-, ex- + nūntiāre, to announce (from nūntius, messenger; see neu- in Indo-European roots).
- e·nunˈci·a·ble adjective
- e·nunˌci·aˈtion noun
- e·nunˈci·aˌtive adjective
- e·nunˈci·aˌtive·ly adverb
- e·nunˈci·aˌtor noun