open juncture


noun Phonetics.

a transition between successive sounds marked by a break in articulatory continuity, as by a pause or the modification of a preceding or following sound, and often indicating a division between words; presence of juncture (opposed to close juncture).Also called plus juncture.Compare close juncture, juncture(def 7a), terminal juncture.

Nearby words

  1. open hospital,
  2. open house,
  3. open house, keep,
  4. open housing,
  5. open interval,
  6. open learning,
  7. open letter,
  8. open loop,
  9. open market,
  10. open marriage

Origin of open juncture

First recorded in 1940–45

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