phonotactics

noun, plural in form but singular in construction pho·no·tac·tics \ ˌfō-nə-ˈtak-tiks \

Definition of phonotactics

:the area of phonology concerned with the analysis and description of the permitted sound sequences of a language

phonotactic

play \ˌfō-nə-ˈtak-tik\ adjective

First Known Use of phonotactics

1956


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