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digraph

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noun di·graph \ˈdī-ˌgraf\

Definition of digraph

  1. 1 :  a group of two successive letters whose phonetic value is a single sound (as ea in bread or ng in sing) or whose value is not the sum of a value borne by each in other occurrences (as ch in chin where the value is \t\ + \sh\)

  2. 2 :  a group of two successive letters

  3. 3 :  ligature 4

di·graph·ic play \dī-ˈgra-fik\ adjective
di·graph·i·cal·ly play \-fi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb


1780

First Known Use of digraph

1780


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