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diph·thong

 (dĭf′thông′, -thŏng′, dĭp′-)
n.
A complex speech sound or glide that begins with one vowel and gradually changes to another vowel within the same syllable, as (oi) in boil or (ī) in fine.

[Middle English diptonge, from Old French diptongue, from Late Latin diphthongus, from Greek diphthongos : di-, two; see di-1 + phthongos, sound.]

diph·thon′gal adj.

diphthong

(ˈdɪfθɒŋ; ˈdɪp-)
n
1. (Phonetics & Phonology) a vowel sound, occupying a single syllable, during the articulation of which the tongue moves from one position to another, causing a continual change in vowel quality, as in the pronunciation of a in English late, during which the tongue moves from the position of (e) towards (ɪ)
2. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a digraph or ligature representing a composite vowel such as this, as ae in Caesar
[C15: from Late Latin diphthongus, from Greek diphthongos, from di-1 + phthongos sound]
diphˈthongal adj

diph•thong

(ˈdɪf θɔŋ, -θɒŋ, ˈdɪp-)

n.
1. an unsegmentable, gliding speech sound varying in phonetic quality but considered to be a single sound or phoneme, as the oi sound of toy or boil.
2. (not in technical use)
a. a digraph, as the ea of meat.
b. a ligature, as æ.
v.t., v.i.
3. to diphthongize.
[1425–75; diptonge < Late Latin diphthongus < Greek díphthongos literally, having two sounds]
diph•thon′gal, adj.

diphthong

A speech sound that, within one syllable, changes from one vowel sound to another.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.diphthong - a vowel sound that starts near the articulatory position for one vowel and moves toward the position for another
vowel, vowel sound - a speech sound made with the vocal tract open
Translations
إنْدِغام حَرْفَي عِلَّه
dvojhláska
diftongtvelyd
DiphthongDoppellautDoppelvokalZwielaut
kettõshangzó
tvíhljóî
dvibalsis
divskanis
dvojhláska
dvoglas
çift ünlü

diphthong

[ˈdɪfθɒŋ] Ndiptongo m

diphthong

[ˈdɪfθɒŋ ˈdɪpθɒŋ] ndiphtongue f

diphthong

nDiphthong m

diphthong

[ˈdɪfθɒŋ] ndittongo

diphthong

(ˈdifθoŋ) noun
two vowel sounds pronounced as one syllable. The vowel sound in `out' is a diphthong.
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