dissimilation

noun
dis·​sim·​i·​la·​tion | \ (ˌ)di-ˌsi-mə-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce dissimilation (audio) \

Definition of dissimilation

: the change or omission of one of two identical or closely related sounds in a word

First Known Use of dissimilation

circa 1874, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of dissimilation was circa 1874

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“Dissimilation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dissimilation. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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dissimilation

noun
dis·​sim·​i·​la·​tion | \ (ˌ)dis-ˌim-ə-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce dissimilation (audio) \

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Other Words from dissimilation

dissimilate \ (ˈ)dis-​ˈim-​ə-​ˌlāt How to pronounce dissimilation (audio) \ transitive verb dissimilated; dissimilating
dissimilative \ -​ˌlāt-​iv How to pronounce dissimilation (audio) \ adjective
dissimilatory \ -​lə-​ˌtōr-​ē, -​ˌtȯr-​ How to pronounce dissimilation (audio) \ adjective

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