suprasegmental

adjective

su·​pra·​seg·​men·​tal ˌsü-prə-seg-ˈmen-tᵊl How to pronounce suprasegmental (audio)
-ˌprä-
: of or relating to significant features (such as stress, pitch, or juncture) that occur simultaneously with vowels and consonants in an utterance

Word History

First Known Use

1941, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of suprasegmental was in 1941

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“Suprasegmental.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/suprasegmental. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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