Variant of epenthesis
- Phonet. a change which involves the insertion of an unhistoric sound or letter in a word, as the b in mumble or the extra syllable in the pronunciation (at̸hʹə·lēt) for athlete
- the inserted sound or letter
Origin: Late Latin ; from Classical Greek ; from epi-, upon plush en-, inch(es) plush thesis, a placing: see thesis
- epenthetic adjective
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