Definition of proclisis in English:

proclisis

noun

Grammar
  • Pronunciation as a proclitic; the transference of stress to a following word.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in American Journal of Philology. From pro- + -clisis, after either proclitic or French proclise.

Pronunciation

proclisis

/ˈprəʊklɪsɪs//ˈprɒklɪsɪs/