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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [koh-ahr-tik-yuh-ley-shuh n]
    • /ˌkoʊ ɑrˌtɪk yəˈleɪ ʃən/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [koh-ahr-tik-yuh-ley-shuh n]
    • /ˌkoʊ ɑrˌtɪk yəˈleɪ ʃən/

Definitions of coarticulation word

  • noun coarticulation concomitance of articulation, as in fro, ostensibly a succession of three discrete sounds but physically a single articulation (f-) blending into a coarticulation (-fr-), which blends into an articulation (-r-), which blends into a coarticulation (-ro-), which blends into an articulation (-o). 1
  • noun coarticulation Also called secondary articulation. the movement during the articulation of a given sound of one or more articulators not directly involved in producing the sound. 1
  • noun coarticulation The articulation of two or more speech sounds together, so that one influences the other. 1
  • noun coarticulation (anatomy) The formation of a joint by the articulation of two bones. 0
  • noun coarticulation (linguistics) The action or process of coarticulating. 0

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Origin of coarticulation

First appearance:

before 1605
One of the 40% oldest English words
First recorded in 1605-15; co- + articulation

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Parts of speech for Coarticulation


coarticulation popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 79% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 66% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

coarticulation usage trend in Literature

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