Definition of intervocalic in English:

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intervocalic

Pronunciation: /ˌɪntəvə(ʊ)ˈkalɪk/

adjective

Phonetics
Occurring between vowels: in intervocalic position
More example sentences
  • 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
Example sentences
  • In that tradition, written ‘h’ is not pronounced except intervocalically, where it is pronounced /k /; thus mihi is [miki].
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