monophthongize

verb
mon·​oph·​thong·​ize | \ ˈmä-nə(f)-ˌthȯŋ-ˌīz How to pronounce monophthongize (audio) \
monophthongized; monophthongizing

Definition of monophthongize

transitive verb

: to change into a monophthong : to reduce (a diphthong or triphthong) to a simple vowel sound

Other Words from monophthongize

monophthongization \ ˌmä-​nə(f)-​ˌthȯŋ-​ə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce monophthongization (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of monophthongize

1880, in the meaning defined above

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“Monophthongize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/monophthongize. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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