- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /kɒmpɛnˈseɪtəɹi ˈlɛŋ(k)θ(ə)nɪŋ/, /kɒmˈpɛnsətəɹi-/
- (General American) IPA(key): /kəmˈpɛnsəˌtɔɹi ˈlɛŋ(k)θənɪŋ/
- Hyphenation: com‧pen‧sat‧o‧ry length‧en‧ing
compensatory lengthening (countable and uncountable, plural compensatory lengthenings)
In many non-rhotic British dialects of English, the /ɹ/ from art (/ɑɹt/) is dropped but the /ɑ/ is compensatorily lengthened, resulting in /ɑːt/.
- (phonology, uncountable) The lengthening of a vowel sound which occurs when a following consonant is lost, regarded as an extreme form of fusion; (countable) an instance of this.
lengthening of a vowel sound which occurs when a following consonant is lost
- compensatory lengthening on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
- “compensatory lengthening”, in Collins English Dictionary.