of a diphthong or triphthong
: concluded with the tongue in a position other than that for the central vowel \ə\ (as in loud, mine, moist) compare centering, upgliding

Word History


out entry 1 + gliding, present participle of glide (after glide out, verb)

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“Outgliding.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outgliding. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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