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[foh-nuh-tak-tik] /ˌfoʊ nəˈtæk tɪk/

adjective, Linguistics.
1.
of or relating to :
Phonotactic constraints in English prevent the occurrence of the consonant clusters (sr) and (dl) at the beginning of words.

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