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microsegment

[ mahy-kruh-seg-muhnt ]
/ ˈmaɪ krəˌsɛg mənt /
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noun
a stretch of speech preceded and followed but not interrupted by juncture.
QUIZ
QUIZ YOURSELF ON "IS" VS. "ARE"
"Is" it time for a new quiz? "Are" you ready? Then prove your excellent skills on using "is" vs. "are."
Question 1 of 7
IS and ARE are both forms of which verb?
Compare macrosegment.

Origin of microsegment

First recorded in 1955–60; micro- + segment
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