Definition of proclitic noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

proclitic

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noun
BrE BrE//ˌprəʊˈklɪtɪk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌproʊˈklɪtɪk//
 
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a word that is spoken with very little emphasis, so that it becomes part of the following word, for example ‘d’ in ‘d’you’ compare enclitic Word Origin mid 19th cent.: from modern Latin procliticus (from Greek proklinein ‘lean forward’), on the pattern of late Latin encliticus (see enclitic).
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