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phonaesthesia

Line breaks: phon|aes¦the¦sia
Pronunciation: /ˌfəʊnəsˈθiːzɪə/

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(US also phonesthesia)

Definition of phonaesthesia in English:

noun

[mass noun]
Attribution of common elements of meaning or connotation to certain sound sequences, especially consonant clusters, for example initial sl-, as in slow, sleep, slush, slide, slip.

Origin

1950s: modern Latin, from Greek phōnē 'sound' + aesthesthai 'perceive'.

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