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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The insertion of a vowel or consonant into a word to make its pronunciation easier.

Usage examples (21)
  • The pronunciation of ATHLETE for athlete is an example of an epenthesis.
  • The insertion of a vowel in the plural of the word `bush' is epenthesis
  • In other words, epenthesis is likely to be unnecessary.
  • Unlike a totally unproven epenthesis, rules concerning sonorancy prove its absence in at least one case. for more
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