PRONUNCIATION: (proh-nun-see-uh-MEN-toh)

MEANING: noun: An official or authoritarian announcement.

ETYMOLOGY: From Spanish pronunciamiento (pronouncement, military uprising), from pronunciar (to pronounce), from Latin pronuntiare (to put forth), from pro- (toward) + nuntiare (to announce). Ultimately from the Indo-European root neu- (to shout), which also gave us announce, denounce, pronounce, and renounce. Earliest documented use: 1832.

PRONUNCIAMENTOR - your advisor about how words should sound

PRENUNCIAMENTO - before he got to be spokesman for the Pope

PRONOUN-CIA-MENTO - thinking of the Central Intelligence Agency as "it"