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auslaut

[ ous-lout ]
/ ˈaʊsˌlaʊt /
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noun, plural aus·lau·te [ous-lou-tuh], /ˈaʊsˌlaʊ tə/, aus·lauts.Linguistics.

final position in a word, especially as a conditioning environment in sound change.
a sound in this position.

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Origin of auslaut

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