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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.
But soon, his Cockney diphthongs began doing our minds, with words like todiye, agine, wiye, siye and things like that.
All the test words in the dataset contain diphthongs ending in i.
Ambiguous Ambiguous vowel patterns include diphthongs, Vowel in which the sound produced by one vowel glides into another (shouted and boil), and r influenced vowels (marched).
A LINGUISTIC EXPERT HAS REVEALED WHY THE GEORDIE ACCENT IS ABOUT THE MOST DIFFICULT DIALECT TO COPY IN THE COUNTRY - IT'S ALL TO DO WITH DIPHTHONGS, AND IS FEATURED IN HIS NEW BOOK, CALLED "YOU SAY POTATO".
It has long been argued that they are the result of a persistence in traditional spelling practices of words in which ancient diphthongs had contracted that was extended to words that never had such diphthongs.
As she notes, vowels are the key to musicality in poetry and the most personal and individual, for they are made by the breath (whereas consonants stop the breath) and can be individualized through accent, length of an utterance, or diphthongs.
This caused all back vowels to front and all short vowels (except naturally /i/) and diphthongs to rise when /i/ or /j/ followed in the next syllable.
In this section, MP phoneme comparison with the ISP first performed on vowels phoneme, diphthongs and next on consonants phoneme and semi-vowel phoneme.
We will consider such syllables that do not contain long vowels or diphthongs or do not end with geminates or consonant clusters to be light; in any of these cases the syllables are potentially heavy.
He provides an interesting and acceptable transliteration for consonants, diphthongs, and vowel sounds with accents and some underlining to distinguish the omega from the omicron.
Diphthong is not found to occur in words except in ailamba 'this year' In Athpahariya, diphthongs are marginal.