monophthongize

verb

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

transitive verb

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

Word History

First Known Use

1880, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of monophthongize was in 1880

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Cite this Entry

“Monophthongize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/monophthongize. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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