Definition of intervocalic in English:

intervocalic

Line breaks: inter|vocal¦ic
Pronunciation: /ˌɪntəvə(ʊ)ˈkalɪk
 
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adjective

Phonetics
  • Occurring between vowels: in intervocalic position
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    • South Indians tend to geminate voiceless intervocalic obstruents, as in ‘Americ-ca’.
    • Consonant cluster reduction and intervocalic /t/ voicing, however, are better indicators of speech patterns, for they are far less likely than negative contraction to be regulated by a style policy.
    • In compounds like Sugihara there is, and has been, variation as to what counts as intervocalic position.

Derivatives

intervocalically

adverb
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  • In that tradition, written ‘h’ is not pronounced except intervocalically, where it is pronounced /k /; thus mihi is [miki].

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