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prevocalic

[pree-voh-kal-ik]
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adjective Phonetics.
  1. immediately preceding a vowel.
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Origin of prevocalic

First recorded in 1905–10; pre- + vocalic
Related formspre·vo·cal·i·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for prevocalic

prevocalic

adjective
  1. (of a consonant) coming immediately before a vowel
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Derived Formsprevocalically, adverb
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