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triphthongnoun [C]

uk   /ˈtrɪf.θɒŋ/ /ˈtrɪp.θɒŋ/  us   /ˈtrɪf.θɑːŋ/  /ˈtrɪp.θɑːŋ/ specialized
a vowel sound in which the tongue changes position to produce the sound of three vowels
(Definition of triphthong from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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