digraph

noun
di·graph | \ˈdī-ˌgraf \

Definition of digraph 

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

2 : a group of two successive letters

Other Words from digraph

digraphic \dī-ˈgra-fik \ adjective
digraphically \-fi-k(ə-)lē \ adverb

First Known Use of digraph

1780, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about digraph

Dictionary Entries near digraph

digoxigenin

digoxin

digram

digraph

digress

digression

digressive

Statistics for digraph

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for digraph

The first known use of digraph was in 1780

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on digraph

See words that rhyme with digraph

Comments on digraph

What made you want to look up digraph? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to reject or criticize sharply

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Roman Mythology Quiz

  • the-triumph-of-venus-by-alessandro-magnasco
  • Boreal comes from the name of the ancient Greek god of which wind?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!