diphthongize

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

Definition of diphthongize

diphthongized; diphthongizing
of a simple vowel : to change into a diphthong
: to pronounce as a diphthong

diphthongization

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

First Known Use of diphthongize

1867

in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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