rising diphthong


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

Word History

First Known Use

1888, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rising diphthong was in 1888

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“Rising diphthong.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rising%20diphthong. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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