epenthetic

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἐπενθετικός (epenthetikós, inserted).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌɛpənˈθɛtɪk/
  • Hyphenation: ep‧en‧thet‧ic

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epenthetic (not comparable)

  1. (phonology, phonetics) Of or pertaining to epenthesis.
    • 2015 December 7, Julie Beck, “The Linguistics of 'YouTube Voice'”, in The Atlantic[1]:
      “I’ve added a little vowel between the t and the r,” Baron says. “It elongates the word, it adds an extra syllable to the word, it emphasizes the word. There’s a name for this: epenthetic vowel.”
  2. (phonology, of a phoneme or syllable) Inserted into a word.

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