Wine-whine-merger definition

(phonology) A merger in which ʍ (the sound heard at the beginning of the word whine in a Scottish accent or several accents in the United States) becomes w (the sound heard at the beginning of the word wine); in accents where this merger occurs, whine and wine are homophones.
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Noun

Singular:
wine-whine-merger
Plural:
wine-whine-mergers