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coarticulation Syllabification: co·ar·tic·u·la·tion
Pronunciation: /ˌkōärˌtikyəˈlāSH(ə)n/

Definition of coarticulation in English:


The articulation of two or more speech sounds together, so that one influences the other.
Example sentences
  • 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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