[lee-nis, ley-] /ˈli nɪs, ˈleɪ-/ Phonetics
pronounced with relatively weak muscular tension and breath pressure, resulting in weak sound effect: in stressed or unstressed position, (b, d, g, j, v, th̸, z, and zh) are lenis in English, as compared with (p, t, k, ch, f, th, s, and sh), which are fortis.
Compare (def 1).
noun, plural lenes
[lee-neez, ley-] /ˈli niz, ˈleɪ-/ (Show IPA)
a lenis consonant.
(of a consonant) articulated with weak muscular tension
noun (pl) lenes (ˈliːniːz)
a consonant, such as English b or v, pronounced with weak muscular force
[len-ee] /ˈlɛn i/ noun 1. (defs 5, 6).
[len-uh n] /ˈlɛn ən/ noun 1. John, 1940–80, English singer, songwriter, and guitarist for the Beatles. /ˈlɛnən/ noun 1. John (Ono), original name John Winston Lennon. 1940–80, English rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter: member of the Beatles (1962–70). His subsequent recordings, many in collaboration with his wife Yoko Ono, include “Instant Karma” (1970), Imagine (1971), […]
[len-uh ks] /ˈlɛn əks/ noun 1. a town in SW California, near Los Angeles.
- Lennox-gastaut syndrome
Lennox-Gastaut syndrome Len·nox-Gas·taut syndrome (lěn’əks-gā-stō’, -gä-) n. A generalized myoclonic astatic epilepsy that occurs in children as a result of various cerebral afflictions such as perinatal hypoxia, cerebral hemorrhage, encephalitis, and maldevelopment or metabolic disorders of the brain; it is characterized by mental retardation and generalized tonic seizures or akinetic attacks. Also called Lennox syndrome.