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diphthong

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Etymology

French diphtongue, from Ancient Greek δίφθογγος (diphthongos), two sounds).

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
diphthong

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diphthong ({{{1}}})
  1. (phonetics) A complex vowel sound that begins with the sound of one vowel and ends with the sound of another vowel, in the same syllable.
    For example: "ae", "ou", "
  2. Joined vowels, pronounced as one, such as a and e in æ, and o and e in œ

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