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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.
Their topics include the history of the Franconian tone contrast, grounding Nguni depressor effects, Livonian stod, and synchronic alterations between monophthongs and diphthongs in Franconian tone accent dialects: a metrical approach.
Improving Second Language Pronunciation: English Speakers' Production of Spanish Diphthongs.
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]).
Or, for example, when teaching a spelling lesson about diphthongs (vowel combinations such as "-oi" and "-oy"), a teacher can assign students to teams, giving each a list of words that have had diphthongs removed.
The spellings ain and ein are no longer pronounced as diphthongs, but as /[?
As the author argues, the Indonesian language lacks diphthongs and fixed patterns of word stress.
In the description of the contraction of diphthongs, the first
Frank Appleyard says: "Being from Shat (Skelmanthorpe), at the southern end of our area, naturally I say scoan, but I also appreciate Wimps' diphthongs.
Zur lautgeschichtlichen Entwicklung des Diphthongs ie--der als gemeinsame Innovation des Lettischen und Litauischen gilt--gibt es keine einheitliche Auffassung.
As can be seen in table 3, this particular speaker has few difficulties with her Spanish vowels while the pronunciation of English vowels and diphthongs pose a serious challenge.
But soon, his Cockney diphthongs began doing our minds, with words like todiye, agine, wiye, siye and things like that.