Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceWords & Wordplay · 1 decade ago

pronunciation of hiatal?


6 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    hi·a·tus (hī-ā'təs)


    [Latin hiātus, from past participle of hiāre, to gape.]

    noun: pl., -tus·es or hiatus

    A gap or interruption in space, time, or continuity; a break: “We are likely to be disconcerted by . . . hiatuses of thought” (Edmund Wilson)

    Linguistics A slight pause that occurs when two immediately adjacent vowels in consecutive syllables are pronounced, as in reality and naive.

    Anatomy A separation, aperture, fissure, or short passage in an organ or body part.




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  • 1 decade ago

    i think it is hiatall the pronunciation well if you want to really know that real pronunciation just to to a dictionary and it will tell you the pronunciation

    Main Entry: hi·a·tal

    Pronunciation: hI-'At-&l

    Function: adjective

    : of, relating to, or involving a hiatus

  • 1 decade ago

    Do you mean as in hiatal hernia?

    It's HI - AY - TEL

    Stress on the 2nd syllable

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Sounds like this: "hiatal".

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  • 1 decade ago

    Right! something like 'high-AY-tul' - stress the second syllable.

  • dcc045
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    Yep, you got it.

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