suprasegmental


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suprasegmental

(ˌsuːprəsɛɡˈmɛntəl; ˌsjuː-)
adj
(Linguistics) linguistics denoting those features of a sound or sequence of sounds that accompany rather than form part of the consecutive segments of a word or sentence, as for example stress and pitch in English
ˌsuprasegˈmentally adv

su•pra•seg•men•tal

(ˌsu prə sɛgˈmɛn tl)

adj.
1. above, beyond, or in addition to a segment.
2. of or pertaining to features of speech, as stress and pitch, that accompany individual speech sounds and may extend over more than one such segmental element.
n.
3. a suprasegmental feature.
[1940–45]
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Adj.1.suprasegmental - pertaining to a feature of speech that extends over more than a single speech sound
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suprasegmental

suprasegmental

[ˌsuːprəsegˈmentl] ADJsuprasegmental
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