Wiktionary:Word of the day/2021/November 26

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Word of the day
for November 26
cheshirization n
  1. (phonology, rare) Synonym of transphonologization (a type of sound change whereby a phonemic contrast that used to involve a certain feature evolves in such a way that the contrast is preserved, yet becomes associated with a different feature)

PointingHand.svg The English author Lewis Carroll’s book Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland which introduced the Cheshire cat, a fictional feline which disappeared leaving only its smile, was published on this day in 1865.

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