noun (C) formal an official public statement: the Pope's latest pronouncement on birth control

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  • pronouncement — [prə nouns′mənt, prōnouns′mənt] n. 1. the act of pronouncing 2. a formal, often authoritative statement of a fact, opinion, or judgment …   English World dictionary

  • pronouncement — n. 1) to issue, make a pronouncement 2) a pronouncement that + clause (the government issued a pronouncement that taxes would be lowered) * * * [prə naʊnsmənt] make a pronouncement to issue a pronouncement that + clause (the government issued a… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • pronouncement — pro|nounce|ment [prəˈnaunsmənt] n formal an official public statement pronouncement on ▪ the Pope s last pronouncement on birth control …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pronouncement — UK [prəˈnaʊnsmənt] / US noun [countable] Word forms pronouncement : singular pronouncement plural pronouncements formal an official public statement …   English dictionary

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  • pronouncement — pronounce ► VERB 1) make the sound of (a word or part of a word). 2) declare or announce. 3) (pronounce on) pass judgement or make a decision on. DERIVATIVES pronounceable adjective pronouncement noun pronouncer noun …   English terms dictionary

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