auslaut

noun

aus·​laut
ˈau̇ˌslau̇t,
usually -t + V
plural auslaute
-lau̇tə
or auslauts
: final sound in a word or syllable : end position of a sound in a word or syllable compare anlaut, inlaut

Word History

Etymology

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/auslaut. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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