intervocalic

[in-ter-voh-kal-ik]
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adjective Phonetics.

(usually of a consonant) immediately following a vowel and preceding a vowel, as the v in cover.

Origin of intervocalic

First recorded in 1885–90; inter- + vocalic
Related formsin·ter·vo·cal·i·cal·ly, adverb
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intervocalic

adjective

pronounced or situated between vowels
Derived Formsintervocalically, adverb
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