anlaut

noun
an·​laut | \ ˈänˌlau̇t \
plural anlaute\ -​au̇tə , -​au̇tə \ also anlauts

Definition of anlaut

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

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First Known Use of anlaut

1848, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for anlaut

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

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“Anlaut.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anlaut. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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