Definition of epenthetic in English:

epenthetic

adjective

  • See epenthesis

    • ‘Sicilian, phonetically characterized by the presence of retroflexed consonants, not only keeps all the vowel sounds clear and loud but introduces an epenthetic [i] in some consonantic groups.’
    • ‘An epenthetic vowel can be added to break up a consonant cluster.’

Pronunciation

epenthetic

/ɛpɛnˈθɛtɪk/