Definitions

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  • noun phonology A phonological relationship where a front vowel is found in place of a relative back vowel in an inflected form of a word.
  • noun linguistics An analogous relationship between the vowel sounds in a dialect of a language relative to the language standard or an earlier form of the language.
  • verb Present participle of front.

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Examples

  • And yet, given that the one thing Terry wasn't allowed to talk about was "it", and that extra security had been laid on at his press conferences as if to underscore that point, the spectacle merely served as a death knell for the phrase "fronting up".

    Why John Terry has done his 'fronting up' for the last time | Marina Hyde

  • Ghostlight's model is to share the costs and profits of a cast album with a musical's producers, a break from the customary practice of a label fronting all costs but keeping all profits, minus the required royalty payments.

    Latest News - Yahoo!7 News

  • Ghostlight's model is to share the costs and profits of a cast album with a musical's producers, a break from the customary practice of a label fronting all costs but keeping all profits, minus the required royalty payments.

    Latest News - Yahoo!7 News

  • Ghostlight's model is to share the costs and profits of a cast album with a musical's producers, a break from the customary practice of a label fronting all costs but keeping all profits, minus the required royalty payments.

    Latest News - Yahoo!7 News

  • Ghostlight's model is to share the costs and profits of a cast album with a musical's producers, a break from the customary practice of a label fronting all costs but keeping all profits, minus the required royalty payments.

    Latest News - Yahoo!7 News

  • Being independent, the band doesn't have a record label fronting the expenses for recording, producing and marketing albums.

    Taking Art-Rock Literally

  • I'm telling you, it wasn't pre-ordained that Walt Disney was going to end up a cultural icon, his name fronting the third or fourth largest entertainment conglomerate in the world.

    Another Take on a Forgotten Studio

  • There is no tree or shelter of any sort near our encampment, which is finely situated on a large plain fronting the lake.

    Journal Kept During The Russian War: From The Departure Of The Army From England In April 1854, To The Fall Of Sebastopol

  • The 58-year-old, who made his name fronting the band The Police, claimed that the war on drugs had been used to "militarise" law enforcement in America and was "a pretext to lock people in prison for exorbitant lengths of time".

    The First Post: Latest

  • YARRAVILLE conductor Jonathon Welch has made his name fronting choirs - now he will front the cover of the 2009-10 Melbourne White Pages business and government directory.

    Star News Group

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