regressive assimilation

noun Phonetics.

assimilation in which a following sound has an effect on a preceding one, as in pronouncing have in have to as [haf] /hæf/, influenced by the voiceless (t) in to.

Words nearby regressive assimilation

Origin of regressive assimilation

First recorded in 1885–90
Also called anticipatory assimilation.

Definition for anticipatory assimilation (2 of 2)

anticipatory assimilation

noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020