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diphthongize

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verb, diph·thong·ize \ˈdif-ˌthȯŋ-ˌīz, ˈdip-\

Definition of diphthongize

diphthongizeddiphthongizing

of a simple vowel

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to change into a diphthong

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to pronounce as a diphthong

diphthongization play \(ˌ)dif-ˌthȯŋ-ə-ˈzā-shən, (ˌ)dip-\ noun


1867

First Known Use of diphthongize

1867


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