Pronounced: ACK-sih-duhns, noun

Notes: Not at all what I thought

Yesterday’s word

The word pronunciamento means “an official or authoritarian announcement”

First usage

Our word came into English in the mid-1800s

Background / Comments

Our word is from the Spanish (duh!) word pronunciamento (pronouncement; military uprising); this word came from the verb pronunciar (to announce), which came from the Latin word pronuntiare (to put forth), which is made up of pro- (toward) and nuntiare (to announce). I don’t think I’ve every run across this word; I’ve just heard “announcement” or “official announcement”

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Christian, lover-of-knowledge, Texan, and other things.

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