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triphthong

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Noun
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triph=thong

CIDE DICTIONARY

triphthongn. [Pref. tri- + -phthong, as in diphthong: cf. F. triphthonque.].
     A combination of three vowel sounds in a single syllable, forming a simple or compound sound; also, a union of three vowel characters, representing together a single sound; a trigraph; as, eye, -ieu in adieu, -eau in beau, are examples of triphthongs.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

triphthong, n.
1 a union of three vowels (letters or sounds) pronounced in one syllable (as in fire).
2 three vowel characters representing the sound of a single vowel (as in b eau).

Derivative
triphthongal adj.
Etymology
F triphtongue (as TRI-, DIPHTHONG)

ROGET THESAURUS

triphthong

Letter

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