Phono tactic

phonotactic

[foh-nuh-tak-tik]
adjective Linguistics.
of or pertaining to phonotactics: Phonotactic constraints in English prevent the occurrence of the consonant clusters (sr) and (dl) at the beginning of words.

Origin:
1955–60; phono- + tactic

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To phono tactic
Explore Dictionary.com
Previous Definition: phono receptor
Next Definition: phono typic
Words Near: phono tactic
More from Thesaurus.com
Synonyms and Antonyms for phono tactic
More from Reference.com
Search for articles containing phono tactic
More from Dictionary.com Translator
Dictionary.com Word FAQs

Dictionary.com presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature