lenis

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le·nis

adjective \ˈlē-nəs, ˈlā-\

Definition of LENIS

:  produced with an articulation that is lax in relation to another speech sound <\t\ in gutter is lenis, \t\ in toe is fortis>

Origin of LENIS

New Latin, from Latin, mild, smooth
First Known Use: circa 1897

Rhymes with LENIS

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