superfix

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

super- + -fix (as in prefix)

First Known Use

1948, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of superfix was in 1948

Dictionary Entries Near superfix

Cite this Entry

“Superfix.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/superfix. Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

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