A coalition or union of two vowel sounds pronounced in one syllable; as, ou in out, oi in noise; -- called a proper diphthong.
A vowel digraph; a union of two vowels in the same syllable, only one of them being sounded; as, ai in rain, eo in people; -- called an improper diphthong.
To form or pronounce as a diphthong; diphthongize.
A sound composed of two consecutive vowels in a single syllable.
A vowel that has two parts, a vowel nucleus, and a second vowel-like glide. Examples are [a] as in the English words right [®aIt] and line [ laIn], and  as in the English words coin [ kçIn] and oil [çIl].
Combination of two (or three, in triphthong) vocalic elements in a single syllable. Examples: for /a_/, ei in German 'bei', i in English 'time'.
a vowel sound produced when the tongue moves or glides from one vowel sound toward another vowel or semivowel sound in the same syllable, as /_/ in buy and the vowel sounds in bee, bay, boo, boy, and bough.
Gk. "double-sound." A pair of vowels (such as the -ae- in nautae) that are pronounced as a single syllable. English example: the -ea- in "beat."
A complex speech sound or glide that begins with one vowel and gradually changes to another vowel within the same syllable, such as coin, loud and side.
A pair of vowels considered to be a single phoneme where the tongue moves from one to the other in such as way as to cause continual change in vowel quality.
a vowel sound produced when the tongue moves from one vowel sound toward another vowel in the same syllable; two vowel sounds that come together so fast that they are considered one syllable (ou, ow, oi/oy)
The spoken form of any Roman alphabetical character in C-1. There are twenty-two such diphthongs, each made up of two vowel sounds of different pitch corresponding to specific ascending and descending melodic intervals.
A union of two vowels pronounced in one syllable.
A diphthong is a type of vowel produced by moving the tongue as it is produced from one position towards another, for example in English /f/ fear and // low. It may correspond to one or two written letters.
a vowel sound that starts near the articulatory position for one vowel and moves toward the position for another
a combination of a strong vowel and a weak vowel or two weak vowels
a combination of two vowels in a single syllable
a pair of vowels written and pronounced together
a slide from one vowel to another as in the English word "rain"
a sound made by pronouncing two vowels together in the same syllable
a speech sound in which the articulatory mechanism moves continuously from an initial vowel position to a final vowel position
a syllable nucleus with two vowel segments only one of which is syllabic
a transition between two vowel sounds
a vowel that changes over time when pronounced
a word with two vowels together
Speech sound beginning with one vowel sound and moving to another vowel sound within the same syllable (e.g. oy in the word boy).
a gliding monosyllabic speech item that starts at or near the articulatory position for one vowel and moves to or toward the position for another (as the vowel combination that forms the last part of toy).
(diptongo) A sequence of two vowels in the same syllable. Either the first or the second vowel will be treated as a semivowel.. The combination of semivowel + vowel is a rising diphthong; the combination of vowel + semivowel is a falling diphthong.
A single character combining two vowels.
The phonetic union of a vowel and a glide is called a diphthong (Greek: â€œtwo soundsâ€ as apposed to a pure vowel or monophthong, â€œone soundâ€). Example:â€œouâ€ in â€œhouseâ€â€œooâ€ in â€œboot
In phonetics a diphthong is a vowel sound in which the tongue changes position to produce the sound of two vowels. Diphthongs are represented by two phonetic symbols. For example: [au] as in house [ai] as in kite [ei] as in same
two vowel characters representing the sound of a single vowel
vowel like speech sound produced by blending 2 vowels within a syllable
A vowel sound produced by two adjacent vowels in the same syllable whose sounds blend together ( i.e., oy, ow)
a vowel sound, occupying a single syllable, during the articulation of which the tongue moves from one position to another, causing a continual change in vowel quality, as in the pronunciation of in English l te, during which the tongue moves from the position of (e) towards (i)
a combination of vowel sounds strung together in one syllable the marker used in the lexicon to label Epicene nouns/pronouns (see IVa)
A single phoneme in which there is a glide from one vowel position to another. Examples: |oi|, |ow| |I|.
a single glyph that represents two vowels ( oe)
Double vowel sound, such as the "oi" in voice.
A complex speech sound or glide that begins with one vowel and gradually changes to another vowel within the same syllable, as (oi) in boil or (i) in fine.
A gliding monosyllabic speech sound that starts at or near the articulatory position for one vowel and moves to or toward the position of another. For example, oy in TOY or ou in OUT.
Two vowel sounds sung on one note, with greatest stress on the first vowel. For example, the vowel in "day" is actually "eh," followed by "ee."
A pair of vowels which is pronounced as a single syllable
In phonetics, a diphthong (also gliding vowel) (Greek Î´Î¯Ï†Î¸Î¿Î³Î³Î¿Ï‚, "diphthongos", literally "with two sounds," or "with two tones") is a monosyllabic vowel combination involving a quick but smooth movement from one vowel to another, often interpreted by listeners as a single vowel sound or phoneme. While "pure" vowels, or monophthongs, are said to have one target tongue position, diphthongs have two target tongue positions. Pure vowels are represented in the International Phonetic Alphabet by one symbol: English "sum" as , for example.