A transitional sound in speech which is produced by the changing of the mouth organs from one definite position to another, and with gradual change in the most frequent cases; as in passing from the begining to the end of a regular diphthong, or from vowel to consonant or consonant to vowel in a syllable, or from one component to the other of a double or diphthongal consonant (see Guide to Pronunciation, §§ 19, 161, 162). Also (by Bell and others), the vanish (or brief final element) or the brief initial element, in a class of diphthongal vowels, or the brief final or initial part of some consonants (see Guide to Pronunciation, §§ 18, 97, 191).
The term glide is used to describe a sound which is articulated with very little constriction of the vocal tract. There is no contact between the articulator and the vocal tract. Examples of glides in English are as in yell and as in well.
a vowel-like sound that serves as a consonant
Movement of the organs of speech towards ( on-glide) or away from ( off-glide) another sound; semivowels are glides.
É¡lajd] - a type of approximant which is essentially a vowel occupying a consonant's position in a syllable, such as corresponding to or corresponding to .
(C,V): (manner of articulation). A sound characterized by a smooth, rapid transition between two different vowel sounds. Also called semivowels. There are two Arabic examples: /w/ and /y/.