diphthong Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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diphthongnoun [C]

uk   /ˈdɪf.θɒŋ/ /ˈdɪp-/  us   /-θɑːŋ/ specialized
a ​vowelsound in which the ​tonguechangesposition to ​produce the ​sound of two ​vowels
(Definition of diphthong from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “diphthong”
in Spanish diptongo…
in Vietnamese nguyên âm đôi…
in Malaysian difttong…
in Thai สระควบ…
in French diphtongue…
in German der Doppelvokal…
in Chinese (Simplified) 双元音…
in Turkish iki seslinin oluşturduğu ses, diftong…
in Russian дифтонг…
in Indonesian diftong…
in Chinese (Traditional) 雙母音…
in Polish dyftong, dwugłoska…
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