Meaning of “triphthong” in the English Dictionary

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"triphthong" in British English

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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)