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diphthong

diph·thong

diphthong

 
pronunciation:
dIf thawng [or] dIp thawng
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Word Combinations (noun), Word Parts
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a complex sound produced by moving from one vowel sound to another within a single syllable.
The letters "oi" in "noise" represent a diphthong.
definition 2: in printing, a ligature.
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derivation: diphthongal (adj.)
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