Definition of enclitic noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

enclitic

 noun
noun
NAmE//ɪnˈklɪt̮ɪk//
 
, NAmE//ɛnˈklɪt̮ɪk//
 
, NAmE//enˈklɪtɪk//
 
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a word pronounced with very little emphasis, so that it becomes part of the word before, for example “n't” in “can't” compare proclitic
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: enclitic