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.

Nearby words

  1. tentorium,
  2. tentorium cerebelli,
  3. tenty,
  4. tenues,
  5. tenuious,
  6. tenuity,
  7. tenuous,
  8. tenuously,
  9. tenure,
  10. tenure-track

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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