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phonotactic

[foh-nuh-tak-tik] /ˌfoʊ nəˈtæk tɪk/
adjective, Linguistics
1.
of or relating to phonotactics:
Phonotactic constraints in English prevent the occurrence of the consonant clusters (sr) and (dl) at the beginning of words.
Origin of phonotactic
1955-1960
1955-60; phono- + tactic
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