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Definition of sound shift noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

sound shift

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈsaʊnd ʃɪft//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsaʊnd ʃɪft//
 
(linguistics)
 
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a change in the way particular sounds in a language are pronounced over time
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: sound shift