auslaut

[ ous-lout ]
/ ˈaʊsˌlaʊt /

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.

Nearby words

  1. auscultatory percussion,
  2. ausform,
  3. ausforming,
  4. ausgleich,
  5. auslander,
  6. auslese,
  7. ausonius,
  8. auspex,
  9. auspicate,
  10. auspice

Compare anlaut, inlaut.

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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