[ klit-ik ]
/ ˈklɪt ɪk /
(of a word) functioning as a bound form; closely connected in pronunciation with a preceding or following word and not having an independent accent or phonological status.
a clitic word; enclitic or proclitic.
Words nearby clitic
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British Dictionary definitions for clitic
/ (ˈklɪtɪk) /
a clitic word
Word Origin for clitic
C20: back formation from enclitic and proclitic
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