aus·​laut | \ ˈau̇ˌslau̇t, usually -t + V \
plural auslaute\ -​lau̇tə \ or auslauts

Definition of auslaut

: final sound in a word or syllable : end position of a sound in a word or syllable — compare anlaut, inlaut

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History and Etymology for auslaut

German, from aus out (from Old High German ūz) + laut sound, from Middle High German lūt; akin to Old English hlūd loud

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“Auslaut.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 23 January 2020.

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