See also: on-glide

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on- +‎ glide. Compare Middle English ongliden (to glide over).

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onglide (plural onglides)

  1. (linguistics) A phase while the articulators are moving into position to produce a new speech sound.
  2. (linguistics) The first, weaker part of a complex vowel, such as a diphthong, as the /j/ sound of the /juː/ in English few.

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