- a pair of letters representing a single speech sound, as ea in meat or th in path.
Origin of digraph
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Two letters forming a diphthong or digraph are not to be separated.Division of Words
Frederick W. Hamilton
The digraph "oa" and "ay" may be taught with equal ease the first year.How to Teach Phonics
Lida M. Williams
Digraph, dī′graf, n. two letters expressing but one sound, as ph in digraph.
This combination of two letters to represent one sound is called a digraph, as gh, in cough, ch in church.
A digraph may either be a combination of two consonants or of two vowels or of a vowel and a consonant.
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Word Origin and History for digraph
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