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.

Nearby words

  1. inland marine insurance,
  2. inland revenue,
  3. inland sea,
  4. inlander,
  5. inlandish,
  6. inlaw,
  7. inlay,
  8. inlay graft,
  9. inlaying,
  10. inlet

Compare anlaut, auslaut.

Origin of inlaut

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

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