suprasegmental

adjective
su·​pra·​seg·​men·​tal | \ ˌsü-prə-seg-ˈmen-tᵊl How to pronounce suprasegmental (audio) , -ˌprä- \

Definition of suprasegmental

: of or relating to significant features (such as stress, pitch, or juncture) that occur simultaneously with vowels and consonants in an utterance

First Known Use of suprasegmental

1941, in the meaning defined above

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“Suprasegmental.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/suprasegmental. Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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