- the addition of a sound or group of sounds at the end of a word, as in the nonstandard pronunciation of height as height-th or once as once-t.
Origin of paragoge
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- the addition of a sound or a syllable to the end of a word, such as st in amongst
Word Origin for paragoge
C17: via Late Latin from Greek paragōgē an alteration, ultimately from paragein to lead past, change
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