En*clit"ic (?), En*clit"ic*al (?), a. [L. encliticus, Gr. , fr. to incline; in + to bend. See In, and Lean, v. i.] Gram.

Affixed; subjoined; -- said of a word or particle which leans back upon the preceding word so as to become a part of it, and to lose its own independent accent, generally varying also the accent of the preceding word.

 

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