Definition of excrescent in English:


Syllabification: ex·cres·cent
Pronunciation: /ikˈskresənt


  • 1Forming or constituting an excrescence.
    More example sentences
    • One hour's light to be left and there's the excrescent moon sponging off the last of it.
  • 2(Of a speech sound) added without etymological justification (e.g., the -t at the end of the surname Bryant).

More definitions of excrescent

Definition of excrescent in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day skosh
Pronunciation: skəʊʃ
a small amount; a little