To use the organs of speech to make heard (a word or speech sound); utter. To say clearly, correctly, or in a given manner: learning to pronounce French; pronounced my name wrong. To represent (a word) in phonetic symbols. To declare officially or formally: pronounced the legislature to be in session; was pronounced dead on arrival. To say words; speak. To declare one's opinion; make a pronouncement: pronouncing on the issues of the day.