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A trigraph is a group of three letters that together form a single specific sound. Trigraphs may consist solely of consonants or vowels, or they may be a combination of both.
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1. Three letters spelling one consonant, vowel, or diphthong, such as Sch in Schiller or igh in high or thigh.
2. A group of three letters, especially of frequent occurrence in a given language, as the or ing in English or gli in Italian.
3. Any combination of three letters of an alphabet. Also called trigram.


(ˈtraɪˌɡrɑːf; -ˌɡræf)
(Phonetics & Phonology) a combination of three letters used to represent a single speech sound or phoneme, such as eau in French beau
trigraphic adj


(ˈtraɪ græf, -grɑf)

1. a group of three letters representing a single speech sound, as eau in beau.
tri•graph′ic (-ˈgræf ɪk) adj.
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I barely even knew what phonics were when my son started learning them, and he now bandies around words such as digraph and trigraph as casually as, 'It's not fair.
16) There is some need for referring to a grapheme or cluster of graphemes, whether it be a monograph, digraph or trigraph, which can be usefully regarded as a unit corresponding to any phoneme, regardless of how many phonemes it can correspond to.
An obvious property shared by virtually all of the German examples is that they contain the trigraph SCH.
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It highlights how the trigraph is utilized in presenting argument in different subject in philosophy, such as conjectural gap-filling, actuality to modality, cognitive failings, and appearance and reality, among others.
David Hunt (London: Trigraph & the Leventis Foundation, 1987, [1899]), 274-280; Rupert Gunnis, Historic Cyprus: A Guide to its Town and Villages, Monasteries and Castles (London: K.
While the details are classified, this method permitted a submarine to operate in the lower half of its depth-speed profile and to receive (not transmit) in thirty minutes or less a trigraph, or three-character code group.
Reflecting an iconographic tradition based on Philippians 2:9-11 that combines a final judgment scene with an adoration, the paintings gather a great throng, including the Doge of Venice, Pius V and Phillip II (for whom the original was probably intended), beneath a choir of angels who worship the trigraph IHS.
Lefkosa: The Capital City of Cyprus, London: Trigraph.
What are the following, and give examples of each: Trigraph, subvocals, diphthong, cognate letters, linguals?
Business-to-Business, commonly known by the trigraph B2B, is changing the way companies do business and the way the world transacts business.
Again, the teacher thinks aloud, using statements such as, 'This word contains a trigraph because these three letters make one sound, /tch/, just like in the words, catch and batch.