clitic definition

  • noun:
    • An unstressed word, usually a function word, that's not capable of sitting on unique and attaches in pronunciation to a stressed term, with which it forms an individual accentual device. Types Of clitics are the pronoun 'em in I see 'em plus the definite article in French l'arme, "the supply.”
    • A morpheme that features like a word, but appears not as an unbiased word but constantly attached to a following or preceding term.
  • adjective:
    • Of or concerning a clitic or clisis.

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