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Noun: proclitic  prow'kli-tik
  1. A clitic that is associated with a following word.
    "The indefinite article 'a' is a proclitic, a word that wants to merge phonologically with the word that follows it."; "It was also probably in association with these developments that the modern set of proclitic agent markers on the passive verb developed"
Adjective: proclitic  prow'kli-tik
  1. Leaning forward; - said of certain monosyllabic words which are so closely attached to the following word as not to have a separate accent

Derived forms: proclitics

Type of: clitic

Encyclopedia: Proclitic