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verb pronounce pronunciation in American English /prəˈnaʊns/
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present tense
I/you/we/theypronounce
he/she/itpronounces
present participlepronouncing
past tensepronounced
past participlepronounced
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  1. 1
    [transitive] to say the sounds of letters or words
    I find some Japanese words very difficult to pronounce.
    “Busy” is pronounced to rhyme with “dizzy.”
    Did I pronounce your name correctly?
  2. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] formal to formally state an official opinion or decision
    The court pronounced her innocent of all charges.
    Reagan would pronounce on issues that interested him.

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