terminal juncture

terminal juncture

noun Phonetics.
a form of juncture consisting of a change in pitch before a pause, marking the end of an utterance or a break between utterances, as between clauses. Compare close juncture, juncture ( def 7 ), open juncture.

Origin:
1955–60

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