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intervocalic

[in-ter-voh-kal-ik]
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adjective Phonetics.
  1. (usually of a consonant) immediately following a vowel and preceding a vowel, as the v in cover.
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Origin of intervocalic

First recorded in 1885–90; inter- + vocalic
Related formsin·ter·vo·cal·i·cal·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for intervocalic

Historical Examples

  • Vice versa, in roots with intervocalic /l/ or /r/, the /l/ or /r/ may change to /d/ when final or abutting on a consonant.

    A Dictionary of Cebuano Visayan

    John U. Wolff

  • An intervocalic s or sh shows a tendency to become lisped and voiced to d.

  • Intervocalic g is sometimes retained but generally it has disappeared, whilst after r and l it is still written.

  • A similar difference in pronunciation existed between antevocalic and intervocalic v, s and final f, s, see  33.


British Dictionary definitions for intervocalic

intervocalic

adjective
  1. pronounced or situated between vowels
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Derived Formsintervocalically, adverb
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