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English

Etymology

German, aus- terminal, out + laut sound.

Pronunciation

  • enPR: ousʹlout, IPA: /ˈaʊslaʊt/, SAMPA: /"aUslaUt/
  • Rhymes: -aʊt

Noun

Singular
auslaut

Plural
auslauts

auslaut (plural auslauts)

  1. (linguistics) The last sound of a word (word-final position) or syllable (syllable-final position).
    1928 Examples also occur of the elision of the second element of the diphthong iH in word auslaut before ’H .... — J. P. Harrington, Vocabulary of the Kiowa Language

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