tenuis

[ten-yoo-is]

Origin of tenuis

1640–50; < Latin: thin, fine, slender; akin to thin
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tenuis

noun plural tenues (ˈtɛnjʊˌiːz)
  1. (in the grammar of classical Greek) any of the voiceless stops as represented by kappa, pi, or tau (k, p, t)

Word Origin for tenuis

C17: from Latin: thin
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