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fortis Syllabification: for·tis
Pronunciation: /ˈfôrdəs/

Definition of fortis in English:


(Of a consonant, in particular a voiceless consonant) strongly articulated, especially more so than another consonant articulated in the same place. The opposite of lenis.


Early 20th century: from Latin, literally 'strong'.

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