Dictionary

rising diphthong

noun

Definition of RISING DIPHTHONG

:  a diphthong in which the second element is more sonorous than the first (as \wi\ in \ˈkwit\ quit)

First Known Use of RISING DIPHTHONG

1888

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: rising hingePrevious Word in the Dictionary: rising (adverb)All Words Near: rising diphthong
July 02, 2015
apprehension Hear it
comprehension or the fear of future evil
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears