triphthong

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EtymologyEdit

From the Ancient Greek τρίφθογγος (tríphthongos, triphthong, having three voices), from τρία (tría, three) + φθόγγος (phthóngos, sound).

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈtɹɪfθɒŋ(ɡ)/; (proscribed) /ˈtɹɪpθɒŋ(ɡ)/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈtɹɪfθɔŋ/; (proscribed) /ˈtɹɪpθɔŋ/
  • (CA; US, in accents with the cot-caught merger) IPA(key): /ˈtɹɪfθɑŋ/; (proscribed) /ˈtɹɪpθɑŋ/

NounEdit

triphthong (plural triphthongs)

  1. A monosyllabic vowel combination usually involving a quick but smooth movement from one vowel to another that passes over a third one.

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