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creäture

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See also creature, and créature

English

Pronunciation

  • enPR: krē.ā'tyo͝or, IPA: /kɹiːˈeɪtjʊə/, SAMPA: /kr\i:"eItju@/

Noun

Singular
creäture

Plural
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  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Alternative spelling of creature.

Quotations

Usage notes

  • Unlike any of its related terms, creature has not retained the original syllabic break between the ‘e’ and the ‘a’ (as “cre·ature”), having instead undergone synæresis. For this reason, its original sense of “something created” is not always evident to those who hear its modern, disyllabic pronunciation.
  • Some authors write a diæresis atop the ‘a’, thereby specifying the original trisyllabic pronunciation, either for metrical reasons in poetry, or to remind the listener or reader of the orignal meaning of creature.

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