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Word of the Day 09/25/20 Diphthong

Diphthong (noun verb)
diphthong [ dif-thawng, -thong, dip- ]


noun
1. Phonetics. an unsegmentable, gliding speech sound varying continuously in phonetic quality but held to be a single sound or phoneme and identified by its apparent beginning and ending sound, 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.

verb (used with or without object)
3. to diphthongize.

OTHER WORDS FROM DIPHTHONG
diph·thon·gal [dif-thawng-guhl, -thong-, dip-], diph·thon·gic, diph·thon·gous, adjective
non·diph·thon·gal, adjective

WORDS RELATED TO DIPHTHONG
click, consonant, liquid, phone, sonant, affricate, fricative, implosive, plosive, sibilant, spirant, syllable, vocable

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Origin: 1425–75; late Middle English diptonge < Late Latin diphthongus
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<b>Diphthong</b> <i>(noun verb)
diphthong [ dif-thawng, -thong, dip- ]</i>

<b>noun</b>
1. <i>Phonetics.</i> an unsegmentable, gliding speech sound varying continuously in phonetic quality but held to be a single sound or phoneme and identified by its apparent beginning and ending sound, 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.

<b>verb <i>(used with or without object)</b></i>
3. to diphthongize.

<b>OTHER WORDS FROM DIPHTHONG</b>
diph·thon·gal [dif-thawng-guhl, -thong-, dip-], diph·thon·gic, diph·thon·gous, adjective
non·diph·thon·gal, adjective

<b>WORDS RELATED TO DIPHTHONG</b>
click, consonant, liquid, phone, sonant, affricate, fricative, implosive, plosive, sibilant, spirant, syllable, vocable

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<b>Origin:</b> 1425–75; late Middle English diptonge < Late Latin diphthongus<greek díphthongos="díphthongos" literally,="literally," having="having" two="two" sounds="sounds" (di-di-="(di-di-" +="+" phthóngos="phthóngos" voice,="voice," sound)="sound)" now="Now" <b="&lt;b">YOU</b> come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.
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