rising diphthong

noun

Definition of rising diphthong 

: a diphthong in which the second element is more sonorous than the first (such as \wi\ in \ˈkwit\ quit)

First Known Use of rising diphthong

1888, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of rising diphthong was in 1888

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