r-less

adjective
\ ˈärlə̇s, ˈȧl- \

Definition of r-less

of a dialect of English
: having with varying regularity as the speech counterpart of a prepausal or preconsonantal orthographic r the sound \ə\ or greater duration or nothing at all instead of the retroflex sound of some dialects

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rky

RL

RL and R

r-less

RLO

rly

rm

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“R-less.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/r-less. Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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