diphthongize definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To pronounce as or become a diphthong.
    • To pronounce as or come to be a diphthong.
  • verb:
    • to improve to a diphthong (as by inserting or getting rid of a vowel).
    • to be a diphthong.
    • to improve into a diphthong, as by affixing another vowel to an easy vowel.
    • differ from an easy vowel to a diphthong
    • to alter to a diphthong (as by inserting or eliminating a vowel).
    • To become a diphthong.
    • to alter into a diphthong, as by affixing another vowel to a straightforward vowel.
    • differ from an easy vowel to a diphthong
  • others:
    • To change, as a vowel, into a diphthong: thus the u of numerous Anglo-Saxon words has been diphthongized into ow in modern-day English, as with the term today.
    • To unite in creating a diphthong.
    • In addition spelled diphthongise.
    • to alter, as a vowel, into a diphthong: hence the u of numerous Anglo-Saxon terms was diphthongized into ow in modern English, as in your message now.
    • To unite in forming a diphthong.
    • In addition spelled diphthongise.

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  • Definition for "diphthongize"
    • To pronounce as or become a diphthong.
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