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Definition of "anaptyxis" []

  • Epenthesis of a vowel – insertion of a vowel. For example, the middle ‘-a-’ in thataway, or use of infixes -i- and -o- in coining English words on classical roots. (noun)

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Use "anaptyxis" in a sentence
  • "I might also be interested to find out that vowel insertion is widespread enough in the world's languages to have a name, epenthesis also called anaptyxis."
  • "The extra vowel use has a word for itself, anaptyxis."