diectasis

noun
di·​ec·​ta·​sis | \ dīˈektəsə̇s \
plural -es

Definition of diectasis

prosody
: lengthening by an interpolated syllable

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History and Etymology for diectasis

Low GermanK diektasis, from Greek diekteinein to stretch out, from dia- + ekteinein to stretch

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“Diectasis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diectasis. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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