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How to Pronounce Metathesis: Learn how to pronounce Metathesis in English correctly

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Oxford dictionary definition of the word metathesis:

noun (plural metatheses /-siːz/)
1 [mass noun] Grammar the transposition of sounds or letters in a word:
he attributes the metathesis of the last two sounds to the Creole tendency to end words with a vowel
2 (also metathesis reaction) Chemistryanother term for double decomposition.
Derivatives
metathetic
Pronunciation: /ˌmɛtəˈθɛtɪk/

adjective
metathetical
Pronunciation: /mɛtəˈθɛtɪk(ə)l/

adjective
Origin:
late 16th century: from Greek, from metatithenai ‘transpose, change the position of’