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Definition of geminate adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

geminate

 adjective
adjective
NAmE//ˈdʒɛmənət//
 
, NAmE//ˈdʒɛməˌneɪt//
 
(phonetics)
 
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(of a speech sound) consisting of the same consonant pronounced twice, for example/kk/ in the middle of the word backcomb
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