Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

morphophonemics

play
noun plural but singular in construction mor·pho·pho·ne·mics \ˌmȯr-fō-fə-ˈnē-miks\

Definition of morphophonemics

  1. 1 :  a study of the phonemic differences between allomorphs of the same morpheme

  2. 2 :  the distribution of allomorphs in one morpheme

  3. 3 :  the structure of a language in terms of morphophonemics



1938

First Known Use of morphophonemics

1938


Learn More about morphophonemics


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up morphophonemics? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 10, 2016

to put in good humor

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image1037863653

Which of the following refers to thin, bending ice, or to the act of running over such ice?

pince-nez kittly-benders spindrift duvet
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ