anlaut

noun an·laut \ˈänˌlau̇t\

Definition of anlaut

plural

anlaute

\-au̇tə, -au̇tə\ also

anlauts

phonetics

  1. :  initial sound or position of a word or syllable — compare auslaut, inlaut

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Origin and Etymology of anlaut

German, from an on, at (from Old High German ana) + laut sound, from Old High German lūt; akin to Old English hlūd loud — more at on, loud


First Known Use: 1848


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