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suprasegmental

[soo-pruh-seg-men-tl] /ˌsu prə sɛgˈmɛn tl/
adjective
1.
above, beyond, or in addition to a segment.
2.
Linguistics. pertaining to or noting features of speech, as stress, pitch, and length, that accompany individual consonants and vowels and may extend over more than one such segmental element; pertaining to junctural and prosodic features.
noun
3.
a suprasegmental feature.
Origin of suprasegmental
1940-1945
1940-45; supra- + segmental
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British Dictionary definitions for suprasegmental

suprasegmental

/ˌsuːprəsɛɡˈmɛntəl; ˌsjuː-/
adjective
1.
(linguistics) denoting those features of a sound or sequence of sounds that accompany rather than form part of the consecutive segments of a word or sentence, as for example stress and pitch in English
Derived Forms
suprasegmentally, adverb
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