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English verb: enunciate

1. enunciate (communication) speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way

SamplesShe pronounces French words in a funny way.
I cannot say `zip wire'.
Can the child sound out this complicated word?.

Synonymsarticulate, enounce, pronounce, say, sound out

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Narrower (hyponym)accent, accentuate, aspirate, click, devoice, drawl, explode, flap, labialise, labialize, lilt, lisp, mispronounce, misspeak, nasalise, nasalise, nasalize, nasalize, palatalise, palatalize, raise, retroflex, roll, round, sibilate, sound, stress, subvocalise, subvocalize, syllabise, syllabize, trill, twang, vocalise, vocalise, vocalize, vocalize, voice, vowelise, vowelize

Entailmouth, speak, talk, utter, verbalise, verbalize

2. enunciate (communication) express or state clearly

Synonymsarticulate, vocalise, vocalize

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)say, state, tell

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