[uh-pen-thuh-sis] /əˈpɛn θə sɪs/

noun, plural epentheses
[uh-pen-thuh-seez] /əˈpɛn θəˌsiz/ (Show IPA)
the insertion of one or more sounds in the middle of a word, as the schwa in the nonstandard pronunciation
[el-uh m] /ˈɛl əm/ (Show IPA) of elm.
noun (pl) -ses (-ˌsiːz)
the insertion of a sound or letter into a word


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