[ awl-tur-nuh nt, al- or, esp. British, awl-tur-nuh nt, al- ]
/ ˈɔl tɜr nənt, ˈæl- or, esp. British, ɔlˈtɜr nənt, æl- /
Linguistics. a variant form that exists in alternation with another or others.
DO YOU KNOW THIS VOCABULARY FROM "THE HANDMAID'S TALE"?
"The Handmaid's Tale" was required reading for many of us in school. Everyone else has probably watched the very popular and addictive TV show. Do you remember this vocabulary from the book, and do you know what these terms mean?
Question 1 of 10
Words nearby alternant
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British Dictionary definitions for alternant
/ (ɔːlˈtɜːnənt) /
Word Origin for alternant
C17: from French, from Latin alternāre to alternate
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