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vowel gradation

noun
  1. another name for ablaut See gradation (def. 5)
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  • The E. cake is a related word, but with a difference in vowel-gradation.

    Chaucer's Works, Volume 5 (of 7) -- Notes to the Canterbury Tales

    Geoffrey Chaucer


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