voiced t


Definition of voiced t

: a t or tt that is in some contexts articulated by many speakers of English as a flap rather than as a stop and is accompanied by voice with absence or reduction of the distinction commonly heard in other dialects (as Southern British) between pairs like latter and ladder, hearty and hardy, leader and liter, let on and led on, metal and medal

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“Voiced t.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/voiced%20t. Accessed 16 Jul. 2020.

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