An example of to enunciate is for an English language learner to clearly say each part of a word.
transitive verb-·at·ed, -·at·ing
- to state definitely; express in a systematic way: to enunciate a theory
- to announce; proclaim
- to pronounce (words), esp. clearly and distinctly
Origin of enunciatefrom 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”).