Definition of Clitic

1. Noun. (linguistics) A morpheme that functions like a word, but appears not as an independent word but rather is always attached to a following or preceding word. In English, the possessive ''-'s'' is an example. ¹



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Definition of Clitic

1. a word pronounced as part of a neighboring word [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Clitic

cliquishly
cliquishness
cliquishnesses
cliquism
cliquisms
cliquy
clitella
clitelli
clitellum
clitellus
cliterati
clithral
clithridiate
clithrophobia
clitic (current term)
cliticisation
cliticization
cliticizations
cliticize
cliticized
cliticizes
cliticizing
clitics
clition
clitoral glandes
clitoral hoods

Literary usage of Clitic

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1. Proceedings by Philadelphia County Medical Society (1896)
"... or because his efforts were followed by cj'clitic irritation, and concludes that the extraction of immature cataract does not involve greater danger ..."

2. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1894)
"... but soon devoted himself entirely to newspaper work and general literary pursuits. He was dramatic clitic of the London Daily News, was editor of ..."

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