auslaute

auslaut

[ous-lout]
noun, plural auslaute [ous-lou-tuh] , 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:
1880–85; < German, equivalent to aus- out- + Laut sound, as noun derivative of auslauten to end (with a given sound)

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