- Of or pertaining to accent; characterized or formed by accent.
verb (accentuat, ing)
- (transitive) To pronounce with an accent or with accents.
- (transitive) To bring out distinctly; to make prominent; to emphasize.
- In Bosnia, the struggle between East and West was even more accentuated. - London Times
- (transitive) To mark with a written accent.
- (phonetics) A sound produced using a combination of a plosive and a fricative. English sounds /tÊƒ/ (catch) and /dÊ’/ (jury) are the best examples.
- an affricate
- of, or relating to an affricate
- (linguistics) Any of two or more alternative pronunciations for a phoneme.
- (Canada) A person whose mother tongue is neither English nor French.
- (linguistics) An alveolar consonant
- Of, or relating to an alveolus
- (anatomy) Relating to the jaw ridge containing the tooth sockets
- (anatomy) Relating to the alveoli (small air sacs) of the lungs
- (phonetics) Formed with the tip of the tongue touching the inner ridge of the gums of the upper front teeth
- of or connected with the apex
- (botany) of a meristem: situated at the growing tip of the plant or its roots, in comparison with intercalary growth situated between zones of permanent tissue.
- The loss or omission of a sound or syllable from the end of a word.
noun (wikipedia, Approximant consonant)
- (phonetics) a consonant sound made by slightly narrowing the vocal tract, while still allowing a smooth flow of air. Liquids and glides are approximants.
verb (articulat, ing)
- To make clear or effective.
- To speak clearly; to enunciate.
- I wish he"d his words more clearly.
- To explain; to put into words; to make something specific.
- I like this painting, but I can"t why.
- To bend or hinge something at intervals, or to allow or build something so that it can bend.
- an articulated bus
- (music) to attack a note, as by tonguing, slurring, bowing, etc.
- Articulate that passage heavily.
- (anatomy) to form a joint or connect by joints
- The lower jaw articulates with the skull at the temporomandibular joint.
- clear, effective
- especially, speaking in a clear or effective manner
- She"s a bright, young woman.
- able to bend or hinge at certain points or intervals
- The robot arm was in two directions.
noun (rfc-level, Noun at L4+ not in L3 Ety section)
verb (aspirat, es)
- (linguistics) The puff of air accompany, accompanying the release of a plosive consonant.
- (linguistics) A sound produced by such a puff of air.
- (context, transitive, linguistics) To follow a consonant with an audible puff of breath.
- (transitive) To remove gas by means of suction.
- (intransitive) To inhale; to draw into one's lungs.
verb (assimilat, ing)
- To incorporate nutrients into the body after digestion.
- To incorporate or absorb knowledge into the mind.
- To absorb a group of people into a community.
- To compare something to another similar one.
- The act of assimilating or the state of being assimilated.
- The metabolic conversion of nutriments into tissue.
- (context, by extension) The absorption of new ideas into an existing cognitive structure.
- (linguistics) The modification of a sound such that it becomes similar to an adjacent sound.
- The adoption, by a minority group, of the customs and attitudes of the dominant culture.
- Referring to a syllable or sound that is spoken without accent or stress.
- (pathology) Lacking muscle tone.