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tenuis

[ten-yoo-is] /ˈtɛn yu ɪs/
noun, plural tenues
[ten-yoo-eez] /ˈtɛn yuˌiz/ (Show IPA)
1.
an unaspirated, voiceless plosive.
Origin
1640-1650
1640-50; < Latin: thin, fine, slender; akin to thin
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tenuis

/ˈtɛnjʊɪs/
noun (pl) tenues (ˈtɛnjʊˌiːz)
1.
(in the grammar of classical Greek) any of the voiceless stops as represented by kappa, pi, or tau (k, p, t)
Word Origin
C17: from Latin: thin
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