Dutch edit

Etymology edit

Compound of drie (three) +‎ klank (sound). The phonetic sense is a semantic loan from Ancient Greek τρίφθογγος (tríphthongos).

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈdriklɑŋk/
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  • Hyphenation: drie‧klank

Noun edit

drieklank m (plural drieklanken, diminutive drieklankje n)

  1. (music) A tierce, third or triad, spanning three tones in an octave.
    Synonym: terts
    Hyponyms: kleine drieklank, grote drieklank
  2. (phonetics) A triphthong (a monosyllabic vowel combination usually involving a quick but smooth movement from one vowel to another that passes over a third one)
    Synonym: triftong
    Coordinate terms: eenklank, tweeklank