morphophoneme

[ mawr-fuh-foh-neem, mawr-foh- ]
/ ˌmɔr fəˈfoʊ nim, ˌmɔr foʊ- /

noun Linguistics.

an abstract phonological unit representing corresponding phonemes in different allomorphs of one morpheme. In English the symbol F may be used to represent a morphophoneme occurring in two related allomorphs, as f in leaf, but v in the plural leaves.
a phonological entity comprising a bundle of distinctive features used in the representation of a morpheme.
a symbol for a phonological alternation.

QUIZZES

LEARN THE SPANISH WORDS FOR THESE COMMON ANIMALS!

Are you learning Spanish? Or do you just have an interest in foreign languages? Either way, this quiz on Spanish words for animals is for you.
Question 1 of 13
How do you say “cat” 🐈 in Spanish?

Origin of morphophoneme

1930–35; morpho- (as combining form for morpheme) + phoneme
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

British Dictionary definitions for morphophoneme

morphophoneme
/ (ˌmɔːfəʊˈfəʊniːm) /

noun

linguistics the set of phonemes or sequences of phonemes that constitute the various allomorphs of a morpheme

Word Origin for morphophoneme

C20: from morpheme + phoneme
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012