middle mute
Media Me"di*a, n.; pl. {Medi[ae]} (-[=e]). [NL., fr. L. medius middle.] 1. (Phonetics) One of the sonant mutes [beta], [delta], [gamma] (b, d, g), in Greek, or of their equivalents in other languages, so named as intermediate between the tenues, [pi], [tau], [kappa] (p, t, k), and the aspirat[ae] (aspirates) [phi], [theta], [chi] (ph or f, th, ch). Also called {middle mute}, or {medial}, and sometimes {soft mute}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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