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Definition of clitic noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

clitic

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈklɪt̮ɪk//
 
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a word that is not stressed and usually only occurs in combination with another word, for example “m” in “I'm” compare enclitic, proclitic
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: clitic