Diphthong

A diphthong (ŋ or ŋ; Greek: δίφθογγος, diphthongos, literally `two sounds` or `two tones`), also known as a gliding vowel, refers to two adjacent vowel sounds occurring within the same syllable. Technically, a diphthong is a vowel with two different targets: that is, the tongue (and/or other parts of the speech apparatus) moves duri...
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Diphthong

• (n.) A coalition or union of two vowel sounds pronounced in one syllable; as, ou in out, oi in noise; -- called a proper diphthong. • (v. t.) To form or pronounce as a diphthong; diphthongize. • (n.) A vowel digraph; a union of two vowels in the same syllable, only one of them being sounded; as, ai in rain, eo in people; -- called ...
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Diphthong

(from Greek dipthongus) A complex speech sound in which a speaker begins to articulate one vowel and
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diphthong

noun a vowel sound that starts near the articulatory position for one vowel and moves toward the position for another
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Diphthong

Diph'thong noun [ Latin diphthongus , Greek ...; di- = di`s- twice + ... voice, sound, from ... to utter a sound: confer French diphthongue .] (Orthoëpy) (a) A coalition or union of two vowel sounds pronounced in one syllable; as, ou in o...
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Diphthong

Diph'thong transitive verb To form or pronounce as a diphthong; diphthongize. [ R.]
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Diphthong

A diphthong is a coalition or union of two vowels pronounced in one syllable. In uttering a proper diphthong both vowels are pronounced; the sound is not simple, but the two sounds are so blended as to be considered as forming one syllable, as in void, tough. The term improper diphthong is applied to the union in one syllable of two or more vowels,...
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diphthong

A diphthong is a type of VOWEL produced by moving the tongue as it is produced from one position towards another, for example in English /f/ fear and // low. It may correspond to one or two written letters.
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diphthong

a sound consisting of one or two vowels that is the combination of two sounds said one after the other
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diphthong

A vowel which is articulated with a change in tongue position between the beginning and end, e.g. /ai/ in English or German. Not all diphthongs have phonological status in a language. Historically, diphthongs tend to develop from long vowels.
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diphthong

combination of two vowel sounds
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diphthong

in phonetics, a gliding vowel in the articulation of which there is a continuous transition from one position to another. Diphthongs are to be ... [7 related articles]
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diphthong

Origin: L. Diphthongus, Gr.; = twice + voice, sound, fr. To utter a sound: cf. F. Diphthongue] A coalition or union of two vowel sounds pronounced in one syllable; as, ou in out, oi in noise; called a proper diphthong. ... A vowel digraph; a union of two vowels in the same syllable, only one of them being sounded; as, ai in rain, eo in people; call...
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Diphthong

two vowel characters representing the sound of a single vowel
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diphthong

[n] - a vowel sound that starts near the articulatory position for one vowel and moves toward the position for another
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