noun Etymology: enclitic or proclitic Date: 1946 a word that is treated in pronunciation as forming a part of a neighboring word and that is often unaccented or contracted

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  • clitic — CLÍTIC, clítice, s.n. (lingv.) Cuvânt, adesea contras şi lipsit de accent propriu, legat de altul anterior sau posterior şi făcând corp cu el. (cf. engl. clitic < gr. klinein = a se sprijini) [MW] Trimis de tavi, 20.10.2006. Sursa: Neoficial …   Dicționar Român

  • Clitic — In morphology and syntax, a clitic is a morpheme that is grammatically independent, but phonologically dependent on another word or phrase.[1] It is pronounced like an affix, but works at the phrase level. For example, the word an in the phrase:… …   Wikipedia

  • clitic — [ klɪtɪk] noun Grammar an unstressed word that normally occurs only in combination with another word, for example m in I m. Derivatives cliticization or cliticisation ˌklɪtɪkʌɪ zeɪʃ(ə)n noun cliticize or cliticise verb Origin …   English new terms dictionary

  • clitic — /klit ik/, Gram. adj. 1. (of a word) functioning as a bound form; closely connected in pronunciation with a preceding or following word and not having an independent accent or phonological status. n. 2. a clitic word; enclitic or proclitic. [1945 …   Universalium

  • clitic — noun /ˈklɪ.tɪk/ A morpheme that functions like a word, but appears not as an independent word but rather is always attached to a following or preceding word. In English, the possessive s is an example …   Wiktionary

  • clitic — adj. closely linkedin pronunciation with a function word having no independent accent n. function word that is unstressed and pronounced as part of the neighboring word, word which has no independent accent and comes only in combination with… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • clitic — clit·ic …   English syllables

  • clitic — clit•ic [[t]ˈklɪt ɪk[/t]] adj. n. gram. enclitic or proclitic • Etymology: 1945–50; by extraction …   From formal English to slang

  • clitic — n. (often attrib.) an enclitic or proclitic. Derivatives: cliticization n …   Useful english dictionary

  • Clitic climbing — is a phenomenon first identified in Romance languages in which a pronominal object of an embedded infinitive appears attached to the matrix verb. Pronominal objects in Romance languages are typically expressed as clitics. Hence the name clitic… …   Wikipedia

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