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synonyms for diphthong

  • affricate
  • click
  • consonant
  • fricative
  • implosive
  • liquid
  • phone
  • phonetic entity
  • phonetic unit
  • plosive
  • sibilant
  • sonant
  • spirant
  • syllable
  • vocable
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How to use diphthong in a sentence

It is curious that the close o is heard only in the infrequent diphthong óu, or as an obscured, unaccented final.
FRDRIC MISTRALCHARLES ALFRED DOWNER
The diphthong is long when a voiced sound follows it, short before a voiceless sound.
THE SOUNDS OF SPOKEN ENGLISHWALTER RIPPMANN
Listen to a foreigner's pronunciation of English words containing this diphthong; what do you notice?
THE SOUNDS OF SPOKEN ENGLISHWALTER RIPPMANN
In both cases we have a laxly articulated short sound, and a diphthong in which the tongue rises towards the end.
THE SOUNDS OF SPOKEN ENGLISHWALTER RIPPMANN
Notice the faulty tendency to raise the tongue too high in uttering the first part of this diphthong; see § 40.
THE SOUNDS OF SPOKEN ENGLISHWALTER RIPPMANN
O coalesces into a diphthong with a, as moan, groan, approach: oa has the sound of o long.
A GRAMMAR OF THE ENGLISH TONGUESAMUEL JOHNSON
Vuei is a descending diphthong, the ue representing the French eu.
FRDRIC MISTRALCHARLES ALFRED DOWNER
When the root ends in a single consonant preceded by a diphthong, or in more than one consonant preceded by a vowel, reject the e.
NOTES AND QUERIES, NUMBER 189, JUNE 11, 1853VARIOUS
Two vowels, or a vowel and a diphthong, coming together but sounded separately belong to separate syllables.
DIVISION OF WORDSFREDERICK W. HAMILTON
The diphthong ew is a sample of what may be called an unsteady or unstable combination.
A HANDBOOK OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGEROBERT GORDON LATHAM
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WORDS RELATED TO DIPHTHONG

  • affricate
  • click
  • consonant
  • diphthong
  • fricative
  • implosive
  • liquid
  • phone
  • phonetic entity
  • phonetic unit
  • plosive
  • sibilant
  • sonant
  • spirant
  • syllable
  • vocable
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

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