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1. A pair of letters representing a single speech sound, such as the ph in pheasant or the ea in beat.
2. A single character consisting of two letters run together and representing a single sound, such as Old English æ.

di·graph′ic (dī-grăf′ĭk) adj.


(ˈdaɪɡrɑːf; -ɡræf)
(Phonetics & Phonology) phonetics a combination of two letters or characters used to represent a single speech sound such as gh in English tough. Compare ligature5, diphthong
digraphic adj


(ˈdaɪ græf, -grɑf)

a pair of letters representing a single speech sound, as ea in meat or th in path.
di•graph′ic (-ˈgræf ɪk) adj.
di•graph′i•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.digraph - two successive letters (especially two letters used to represent a single sound: `sh' in `shoe')
alphabetic character, letter of the alphabet, letter - the conventional characters of the alphabet used to represent speech; "his grandmother taught him his letters"
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For example, one item classified in the phonological measure as a consonant digraph was deemed problematic (/sh/ in the word wish) as it did not yield a statistically reliable result in Year 3.
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The proposed method is based on a hierarchical decomposition of the associated digraph into its strong subgraphs.
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Both the lack of a <CC> digraph and the use of an accent mark over the root vowel in these words Phillips (1992: 381) construes as a proof which shows that "the Ormulum may well contain evidence for the beginning of open-syllable lengthening in English" (cf.
There are also many uncertainties about pronunciation of historically recorded terms, especially the status of the rhotics (5) (r sounds), the distinction between inter-dental, alveolar and retroflex consonants, vowel length and the distinction between/n/ and /nk/ with the digraph ng.
Why has this absurdly minimalist digraph apparently become accepted as the standard method of starting an email message?