- a pause or other phonological feature or modification of a feature, as the lengthening of a preceding phoneme or the strengthening of a following one, marking a transition or break between sounds, especially marking the phonological boundary of a word, clause, or sentence: it is present in such words as night-rate and re-seed and absent in such words as nitrate and recede.Compare close juncture, open juncture, terminal juncture.
- the point in a word or group of words at which such a pause or other junctural marker occurs.
- junction transistor,
- junctional epithelium,
- june bug,
- june grass,
Origin of juncture
Examples from the Web for juncture
Logistics wins the day, and the Supreme Deity is, at this juncture, nowhere to be seen.
There was no social cachet associated with jazz at that juncture in American history—if anything, the contrary.Jazz (The Music of Coffee and Donuts) Has Respect, But It Needs Love|Ted Gioia|June 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The correlation between tiredness and activity is not proven—at this juncture, anyway.
Though, amusingly, not necessarily at the juncture that she would most prefer.
Remember that “blaze” is in the treasure poem because Fenn hoped to throw people off at that juncture.Clues for Finding Forrest Fenn’s Buried Treasure, Part 2|Tony Doukopil|March 3, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It was at this juncture that several noticed the wind had risen again.The Phantom of the River|Edward S. Ellis
Two of the eight decamped, at this juncture; making the odds six, instead of eight, to one.Famous Privateersmen and Adventurers of the Sea|Charles H. L. Johnston
The loss of the pinnace was, particularly at this juncture, a most serious misfortune.The Pirate Island|Harry Collingwood
At this juncture, a strange procession moved from the king's house.The Ape, the Idiot & Other People|W. C. Morrow
Just at this juncture the obliging trout come into season, and best of all, are ravenously hungry.Three Hundred Things a Bright Boy Can Do|Anonymous
- a pause in speech or a feature of pronunciation that introduces, accompanies, or replaces a pause
- the set of phonological features signalling a division between words, such as those that distinguish a name from an aim
late 14c., "place where two things are joined," from Latin iunctura "a joining, uniting, a joint," from iunctus, past participle of iungere "to join" (see jugular). Sense of "point in time" first recorded 1650s, probably from astrology.
see at this point (juncture).