Definitions for epentheticˌɛp ənˈθɛt ɪk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ep•en•the•sisəˈpɛn θə sɪs; -ˌsiz(n.)(pl.)-ses

  1. the insertion of one or more sounds in the middle of a word.

    Category: Phonetics

Origin of epenthesis:

1650–60; < LL < Gk epénthesis=ep-ep - +en-en -2+thésis placing; see thesis

ep•en•thet•icˌɛp ənˈθɛt ɪk(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. epenthetic, parasitic(adj)

    of or pertaining to epenthesis


  1. epenthetic(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to epenthesis; having been inserted into a word, as an epenthetic phoneme or syllable.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Epenthetic(adj)

    inserted in the body of a word; as, an epenthetic letter or sound


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