Saturday, 5 May 2012

Entry: apical (adj.)

In context: "No major-sport player had ever even orbited in close enough to hear the elisions and apical lapses of a mid-Southern accent in her oddly flat but resonant voice that sounded like someone enunciating very carefully inside a soundproof enclosure."

Definition: 2. Phonetics. Pertaining to articulation with, or sounds made by, the tip of the tongue. Hence as n., an apical sound.

Other: And the a- words continue!

SNOOT score: 1

Page: 290
Source: Oxford English Dictionary   

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