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agma Line breaks: agma
Pronunciation: /ˈaɡmə/

Definition of agma in English:

noun

Phonetics
The speech sound of ‘ng’ as in thing, a velar nasal consonant represented by the symbol ŋ in the International Phonetic Alphabet.
Example sentences
  • I will omit discussion of the possibility that either nasal consonant changed to still less-marked agma.
  • bang - velar nasal - This sound is called engma, eng or agma.

Origin

1950s: from late Greek, from Greek, literally 'fragment'.

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