Linguis. a pattern of stress, pitch, or juncture superposed on the segmental phonemes, as for indicating grammatical function (Ex.: insert, n., and insert, v.)
Origin of superfixsuper- + (af)fix
- One or more letters or sounds added at the top of a word to modify the word's meaning. These are found in Maya script.
(third-person singular simple present superfixes, present participle superfixing, simple past and past participle superfixed)
- To add one or more letters or sounds to the top of a word to change the word's meaning.