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diphthong

A diphthong is a single-syllable vowel sound in which the beginning of the sound is different from the end sound—that is, the sound glides from one vowel sound to another. For this reason, diphthongs are often referred to as gliding vowels.
There are eight vowel sounds in American English that are generally agreed upon as being diphthongs.
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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.
References in classic literature ?
And then you slur by dropping initial letters and diphthongs.
For this orthographic task, a teacher prompted children using the following question: 'How do we know when to use the letters /-ow/ and /-ou/for the diphthong, 'ow' (as in cow)?
As part of an ongoing project, this paper seeks to fill this void; specifically, it deals with diphthong acquisition in Spanish by L2 learners.
In NWS, the total number of diphthongs that we found is equal to 34, and the total number of diphthong types is 11 ([ja], [je], [jo], [wa], [we], [ej], [ae], [ao], [ea], [oa] and [oe]).
Craindre is perceived as the diphthong /aa:/, ceindre as the diphthong /ei:/, and point as the diphthong /oi:/.
DIPHTHONG A Shorthand sign B Of dual origin C A double-vowel sound occupying one syllable who am I?
The Gaelic orthography of geilt suggests that the front diphthong ei was followed by a 'slender' palatised l.
5 and 6: The voluntary shortening of a final diphthong or long vowel in a hiatus (e.
Diphthong MP *-aw, and *-ay experiencing retention in ISP.
West-Saxon also makes use of the diphthong <ea> where the other three varieties of Old English use <e> or <ae>.