Definition of metathesis noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

metathesis

 noun
noun
NAmE//məˈtæθəsəs//
 
(pl. metatheses
NAmE//məˈtæθəsiz//
 
)
[uncountable](linguistics)
 
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a change in the order of sounds or letters in a word
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: metathesis