continuity in the articulation of two successive sounds, as in the normal transition between sounds within a word; absence of juncture (opposed to ).
Compare (def 7), , .
[klohs-nit] /ˈkloʊsˈnɪt/ adjective 1. tightly united, connected, or organized. /ˌkləʊsˈnɪt/ adjective 1. closely united, esp by social ties
[klohs-lipt] /ˈkloʊsˈlɪpt/ adjective 1. not talking or telling much. /ˌkləʊsˈlɪpt/ adjective 1. not talking or revealing much
[verb klohz; adjective, adverb klohs or for 51, klohz; noun klohz for 59, 60, 63–65, 67, 68, klohs for 61, 62, 66] /verb kloʊz; adjective, adverb kloʊs or for 51, kloʊz; noun kloʊz for 59, 60, 63–65, 67, 68, kloʊs for 61, 62, 66/ verb (used with object), closed, closing. 1. to put (something) in […]
[klohs-mouth d, -moutht] /ˈkloʊsˈmaʊðd, -ˈmaʊθt/ adjective 1. reticent; uncommunicative.