phonotactic

[ foh-nuh-tak-tik ]
/ ˌfoʊ nəˈtæk tɪk /

adjective Linguistics.

of or relating to phonotactics: Phonotactic constraints in English prevent the occurrence of the consonant clusters (sr) and (dl) at the beginning of words.

Nearby words

  1. phonopsia,
  2. phonoreception,
  3. phonoreceptor,
  4. phonorenogram,
  5. phonoscope,
  6. phonotactics,
  7. phonotype,
  8. phonotypy,
  9. phony,
  10. phony disease

Origin of phonotactic

First recorded in 1955–60; phono- + tactic

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