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apophony

[ uh-pof-uh-nee ]
/ əˈpɒf ə ni /
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noun, plural a·poph·o·nies.
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Origin of apophony

First recorded in 1880–85; apo- + -phony

OTHER WORDS FROM apophony

ap·o·phon·ic [ap-uh-fon-ik], /ˌæp əˈfɒn ɪk/, adjective
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