ˈbā-tə-ˌsi-zəm also ˈbē-
plural -s
: loss of distinction between the sounds of b and v in a language or dialect

Word History


New Latin betacismus, from Latin beta (from Greek bēta) + Late Latin -cismus (as in iotacismus iotacism)

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“Betacism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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