Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In philology, the final sound of a word.

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  • noun linguistics The last sound of a word (word-final position) or syllable (syllable-final position).

Etymologies

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German, from aus- ("terminal, out") + laut ("sound").

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