terminal juncture

noun Phonetics.

a form of juncture consisting of a change in pitch before a pause, marking the end of an utterance or a break between utterances, as between clauses.Compare close juncture, juncture(def 7), open juncture.

Origin of terminal juncture

First recorded in 1955–60
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