Definition of lenis
: produced with an articulation that is lax in relation to another speech sound \t\ in gutter is lenis, \t\ in toe is fortis
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YESTERDAY’S WORD — MINGLES mien mile mine ingle isle glen lenis lens lien lime limn line ling egis semi sign sine sing singe single slim slime sling smile To purchase the Word Game book, visit WordGameBooks.com.
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Origin and Etymology of lenis
New Latin, from Latin, mild, smooth
First Known Use: circa 1897See Words from the same year
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