noun, plural ep·en·the·ses [uh-pen-thuh-seez]. /əˈpɛn θəˌsiz/.
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Origin of epenthesis
OTHER WORDS FROM epenthesisep·en·thet·ic [ep-uhn-thet-ik], /ˌɛp ənˈθɛt ɪk/, adjective
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Example sentences 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