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suprasegmental

[soo-pruh-seg-men-tl]
adjective
  1. above, beyond, or in addition to a segment.
  2. Linguistics. pertaining to or noting features of speech, as stress, pitch, and length, that accompany individual consonants and vowels and may extend over more than one such segmental element; pertaining to junctural and prosodic features.
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noun
  1. a suprasegmental feature.
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Origin of suprasegmental

First recorded in 1940–45; supra- + segmental
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British Dictionary definitions for suprasegmental

suprasegmental

adjective
  1. linguistics denoting those features of a sound or sequence of sounds that accompany rather than form part of the consecutive segments of a word or sentence, as for example stress and pitch in English
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Derived Formssuprasegmentally, adverb
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