noun, plural ep·en·the·ses [uh-pen-thuh-seez] /əˈpɛn θəˌsiz/.
Origin of epenthesis
Related formsep·en·thet·ic [ep-uh n-thet-ik] /ˌɛp ənˈθɛt ɪk/, adjective
Examples from the Web for epenthesis
Epenthesis, e-pen′the-sis, n. the insertion of a letter or syllable within a word.
Epenthesis is the insertion of a sound which facilitates pronunciation, such as that of b in Fr.The Romance of Names|Ernest Weekley
Consicio, contrary to Epenthesis, is when somewhat is cutte of from the myddeste of the worde, as: Idolatry for Idololatry.A Treatise of Schemes and Tropes|Richard Sherry