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Meaning of metathesis

me•tath•e•sis

Pronunciation: (mu-tath'u-sis), [key]
— pl. -ses
  1. the transposition of letters, syllables, or sounds in a word, as in the pronunciationfor comfortable or (aks) for ask.
  2. See
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