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prevocalic

[ pree-voh-kal-ik ]
/ ˌpri voʊˈkæl ɪk /
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adjective Phonetics.

immediately preceding a vowel.

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Origin of prevocalic

First recorded in 1905–10; pre- + vocalic
pre·vo·cal·i·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for prevocalic

prevocalic
/ (ˌpriːvəʊˈkælɪk) /

adjective

(of a consonant) coming immediately before a vowel
prevocalically, adverb
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