open-juncture

open juncture

noun Phonetics.
a transition between successive sounds marked by a break in articulatory continuity, as by a pause or the modification of a preceding or following sound, and often indicating a division between words; presence of juncture (opposed to close juncture ). Also called plus juncture. Compare close juncture, juncture ( def 7a ), terminal juncture.

Origin:
1940–45

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