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auslaut

[ous-lout]
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noun, plural aus·lau·te [ous-lou-tuh] /ˈaʊsˌlaʊ tə/, aus·lauts. Linguistics.
  1. final position in a word, especially as a conditioning environment in sound change.
  2. a sound in this position.
Compare anlaut, inlaut.

Origin of auslaut

1880–85; < German, equivalent to aus- out- + Laut sound, as noun derivative of auslauten to end (with a given sound)
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