intervocalic

[ in-ter-voh-kal-ik ]
/ ˌɪn tər voʊˈkæl ɪk /

adjective Phonetics.

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

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Origin of intervocalic

First recorded in 1885–90; inter- + vocalic

OTHER WORDS FROM intervocalic

in·ter·vo·cal·i·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for intervocalic

intervocalic
/ (ˌɪntəvəʊˈkælɪk) /

adjective

pronounced or situated between vowels

Derived forms of intervocalic

intervocalically, adverb
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