[ ous-lout ]

noun,plural aus·lau·te [ous-lou-tuh], /ˈaʊsˌlaʊ tə/, aus·lauts.Linguistics.
  1. final position in a word, especially as a conditioning environment in sound change.

  2. a sound in this position.

Origin of auslaut

1880–85; <German, equivalent to aus-out- + Laut sound, as noun derivative of auslauten to end (with a given sound)

Words Nearby auslaut Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023