Aphthong
Aphthong Aph"thong (?; 277), n. [Gr. ? silent; 'a priv. + ? voice, sound, fr. ? to sound.] A letter, or a combination of letters, employed in spelling a word, but in the pronunciation having no sound. -- {Aph*thon"gal}, a. [1913 Webster]

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  • aphthong — (ˈæfθɒŋ) [mod. ad. Gr. ἄϕθογγ ος voiceless, ἄϕθογγον a consonant.] ‘A letter which is not sounded in the pronunciation of a word; a mute.’ Craig 1847 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Aphthongal — Aphthong Aph thong (?; 277), n. [Gr. ? silent; a priv. + ? voice, sound, fr. ? to sound.] A letter, or a combination of letters, employed in spelling a word, but in the pronunciation having no sound. {Aph*thon gal}, a. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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