preconsonantal

adjective

pre·​con·​so·​nan·​tal ˌprē-ˌkän(t)-sə-ˈnan-tᵊl How to pronounce preconsonantal (audio)
-ˈnen-
variants or pre-consonantal
: occurring immediately before a consonant
preconsonantal vowel duration

Word History

First Known Use

1896, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of preconsonantal was in 1896

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Cite this Entry

“Preconsonantal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/preconsonantal. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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