verb (used with object), e·nun·ci·at·ed, e·nun·ci·at·ing.
- to utter or pronounce (words, sentences, etc.), especially in an articulate or a particular manner: He enunciates his words distinctly.
- to state or declare definitely, as a theory.
- to announce or proclaim: to enunciate one’s intentions.
verb (used without object), e·nun·ci·at·ed, e·nun·ci·at·ing.
- to pronounce words, especially in an articulate or a particular manner.
- capable of being enunciated
- to articulate or pronounce (words), esp clearly and distinctly
- (tr) to state precisely or formally
1620s, “declare, express,” from Latin enuntiatus, past participle of enuntiare “speak out, say, express, assert; divulge, disclose, reveal, betray,” from ex- “out” (see ex-) + nuntiare “to announce” (see nuncio). Or perhaps a back-formation from enunciation. Meaning “to articulate, pronounce” is from 1759. Related: Enunciated; enunciating.