Meaning of “monophthong” in the English Dictionary

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"monophthong" in British English

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monophthongnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈmɒn.əf.θɒŋ/ us /ˈmɑː.nəf.θɑːŋ/ specialized

a vowel sound in which the tongue stays in one position

(Definition of “monophthong” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)