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auslaut

[ous-lout] /ˈaʊsˌlaʊt/
noun, plural auslaute
[ous-lou-tuh] /ˈaʊsˌlaʊ tə/ (Show IPA),
auslauts. Linguistics
1.
final position in a word, especially as a conditioning environment in sound change.
2.
a sound in this position.
Compare anlaut, inlaut.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; < German, equivalent to aus- out- + Laut sound, as noun derivative of auslauten to end (with a given sound)
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