superfix

noun
su·​per·​fix | \ ˈsü-pər-ˌfiks How to pronounce superfix (audio) \

Definition of superfix

: a morpheme consisting of a pattern of stress, intonation, or juncture features that are associated with the syllables of a word or phrase (such as the distinctive stress patterns of the noun subject and the verb subject)

First Known Use of superfix

1948, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for superfix

super- + -fix (as in prefix)

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The first known use of superfix was in 1948

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“Superfix.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/superfix. Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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