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diphthong

noun [C] uk   /ˈdɪf.θɒŋ/ /ˈdɪp-/ us    /-θɑːŋ/ specialized
a vowel sound in which the tongue changes position to produce the sound of two vowels
Translations of “diphthong”
in Spanish diptongo…
in French diphtongue…
in German der Doppelvokal…
in Chinese (Traditional) 雙母音…
in Russian дифтонг…
in Turkish iki seslinin oluşturduğu ses, diftong…
in Chinese (Simplified) 双元音…
in Polish dyftong, dwugłoska…
(Definition of diphthong from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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