from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The first sound of a word (word-initial position) or syllable (syllable-initial position).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An initial sound, as of a word or syllable.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In philology, the initial sound of a word.


From German Anlaut, from an- ("on, at the beginning") + Laut ("sound"). (Wiktionary)


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