Definition of sandhi in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsandē/ Pronunciation: /ˈsän-/


The process whereby the form of a word changes as a result of its position in an utterance (e.g., the change from a to an before a vowel).
Example sentences
  • Among the elements of language she liked to reduce to essentials were the compounds produced by collision or transformation in sandhi.
  • Chinese has tone sandhis whereas English tones are not lexical but attitudinal and modal.


From Sanskrit saṃdhi 'putting together'.

Words that rhyme with sandhi

Andy, bandy, brandy, candy, dandy, Gandhi, glissandi, handy, jim-dandy, Kandy, Mandy, modus operandi, Nandi, randy, Río Grande, sandy, sforzandi, shandy

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Syllabification: san·dhi

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