close juncture

noun
\ "- \
variants: or close internal juncture

Definition of close juncture

: a juncture between two consecutive sounds in speech of the kind found in a simplex word (as between \t\ and \r\ in the pronunciation of trait or nitrate or between \ī\ and \n\ in the pronunciation of mine or minus) — compare open juncture, terminal juncture

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“Close juncture.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/close%20juncture. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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