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Word of the Day – Rhotic

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Rhotic (adj)


Relating to or denoting a dialect or variety of English (e.g. in most of the US and south-western England) in which r is pronounced before a consonant (as in hard) and at the ends of words (as in far)

1960s: from Greek rhot-, stem of rho (see rho) + -ic.

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Word of the Day – Haptic

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Haptic (adj)


Relating to the sense of touch, in particular relating to the perception and manipulation of objects using the senses of touch and proprioception.

Late 19th century: from Greek haptikos ‘able to touch or grasp’, from haptein ‘fasten’.

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