len·​i·​tion lə-ˈni-shən How to pronounce lenition (audio)
: the change from fortis to lenis articulation

Word History


Latin lenire

First Known Use

1912, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lenition was in 1912

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“Lenition.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lenition. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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