dissimilation: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (di-sim"u-lā'shun), [key]
- the act of making or becoming unlike.
- the process by which a speech sound becomes different from or less like a neighboring sound, as pilgrimfrom Latin peregrīnusand purplefrom Old English purpureor disappears entirely because of a like sound in another syllable, as in the pronunciationfor governor. Cf. assimilation (def. 5).
- dissimilation (Thesaurus)