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phonotactic

[foh-nuh-tak-tik]
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adjective Linguistics.
  1. of or relating to phonotactics: Phonotactic constraints in English prevent the occurrence of the consonant clusters (sr) and (dl) at the beginning of words.
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Origin of phonotactic

First recorded in 1955–60; phono- + tactic
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