tautosyllabic

[ taw-toh-si-lab-ik ]
/ ˌtɔ toʊ sɪˈlæb ɪk /

adjective Phonetics.

occurring within the same syllable: The (s) and (t) are tautosyllabic in the word disturb, but not in distaste.

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Origin of tautosyllabic

First recorded in 1885–90; tauto- + syllabic

Words nearby tautosyllabic

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