san·​dhi ˈsan-dē How to pronounce sandhi (audio)
: modification of the sound of a morpheme (such as a word or affix) conditioned by syntactic context in which it is uttered (such as pronunciation of -ed as \d\ in glazed and as \t\ in paced or occurrence of a in a cow and of an in an old cow)

Word History


Sanskrit saṁdhi, literally, placing together

First Known Use

1806, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sandhi was in 1806

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“Sandhi.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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