Definition of coarticulation in English:


Syllabification: co·ar·tic·u·la·tion
Pronunciation: /ˌkō-ärˌtikyəˈlāSHən


  • The articulation of two or more speech sounds together, so that one influences the other.
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    • The phenomenon is well known to phoneticians and is called ‘coarticulation’.
    • People learn coarticulations that are often physically easy but not always physically necessary.
    • However, in spontaneous speech, inter-syllabic coarticulations usually take the form of regressive assimilation.

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