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
3 :ligature 4

digraphic

play \dī-ˈgra-fik\ adjective

digraphically

play \-fi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

First Known Use of digraph

1780


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