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n. pl. e·pen·the·ses (-sēz′)
The insertion of a sound in the middle of a word, as in Middle English thunder from Old English thunor.
[Late Latin, from Greek, from epentithenai, to insert : ep-, epi-, epi- + en-, in; see en-2 + tithenai, to place; see dhē- in Indo-European roots.]
ep′en·thet′ic (ĕp′ĭn-thĕt′ĭk) adj.
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n, pl -ses (-ˌsiːz)
(Phonetics & Phonology) the insertion of a sound or letter into a word
[C17: via Late Latin from Greek, from epentithenai to insert, from epi- + en-2 + tithenai to place]
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ep•en•the•sis(əˈpɛn θə sɪs)
n., pl. -ses (-ˌsiz)
the insertion of one or more sounds in the middle of a word.
ep•en•thet•ic (ˌɛp ənˈθɛt ɪk) adj.
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|Noun||1.||epenthesis - the insertion of a vowel or consonant into a word to make its pronunciation easier; "the insertion of a vowel in the plural of the word `bush' is epenthesis"|
articulation - the aspect of pronunciation that involves bringing articulatory organs together so as to shape the sounds of speech
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