monophthongize

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verb mon·oph·thong·ize \ ˈmä-nə(f)-ˌthȯŋ-ˌīz \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of monophthongize

monophthongized; monophthongizing
transitive verb
:to change into a monophthong :to reduce (a diphthong or triphthong) to a simple vowel sound

monophthongization

play \ˌmä-nə(f)-ˌthȯŋ-ə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

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