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Alternative forms[edit]



comfterble (comparative more comfterble, superlative most comfterble)

  1. (US) Misspelling of comfortable.

Usage notes[edit]

The word comfortable has multiple common pronunciations in North American English, one of which is /ˈkʌmftəɹbl̩/, with an intrusive /ɹ/ believed to be a metathesis with the preceding /t/. (In such accents, the pronunciation of comfort usually remains /ˈkʌmfəɹt/.) The spelling comfterble is a common intuitive attempt to reconcile the disparate pronunciations of comfort and the same stem in comfortable.