sublexical

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From sub- +‎ lexical

Adjective[edit]

sublexical (not comparable)

  1. (linguistics) Referring to constituent parts of a word.
  2. (linguistics) At a level lower than the lexicon.
    • 2008, Gerd Antos, Eija Ventola, Handbook of Interpersonal Communication (page 35)
      Further, a workable transcription will note sublexical elements such as breathing noise and laughter.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Used especially to describe teaching methods that associate groups of characters with specific sounds.