Word of the Day – July 8 – Epenthesis

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Dee Dee - Word of the Day

Dee Dee – Word of the Day

Noun: Epenthesis  (ih-PEN-thuh-sis)

Definition: The insertion or development of a sound or letter in the body of the word.

Sample sentence: When Yogi Bear talks about swiping “pick-a-nik” baskets, it sounds as if he’s just having fun,  but he’s also demonstrating epenthesis, inserting a vowel to avoid the consonants bumping up against each other.

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