inlaut

[ in-lout ]
/ ˈɪnˌlaʊt /

noun, plural in·lau·te [in-lou-tuh], /ˈɪnˌlaʊ tə/, in·lauts.Linguistics.

medial position in a word, especially as a conditioning environment in sound change.
a sound in this position.
Compare anlaut, auslaut.

Origin of inlaut

1890–95; <German, equivalent to in-in-1 + Laut sound
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