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tenuis

[ ten-yoo-is ]
/ ˈtɛn yu ɪs /
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noun, plural ten·u·es [ten-yoo-eez]. /ˈtɛn yuˌiz/.
an unaspirated, voiceless plosive.
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Origin of tenuis

1640–50; <Latin: thin, fine, slender; akin to thin
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British Dictionary definitions for tenuis

tenuis
/ (ˈtɛnjʊɪs) /

noun plural tenues (ˈtɛnjʊˌiːz)
(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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