- a digraph, as the ea of meat.
- a ligature, as æ.
verb (used with or without object)
Origin of diphthong
Examples from the Web for diphthong
With these are grouped in the grammar (3rd declension) nouns with stems in , , or a diphthong.A Greek Primer|Wallace Stearns
The diphthong should not be written ae, nor should be written oe; , not oe, should be used for .How to Catalogue a Library|Henry B. (Henry Benjamin) Wheatley
The diphthong au is also wanting, and short occurs only in a few words of foreign origin.
Of onlie vouales the syllab is called a diphthong, of quhilk we have spoaken in the vouales quherof they ar composed.Of the Orthographie and Congruitie of the Britan Tongue|Alexander Hume
In a diphthong consisting of a strong and a weak vowel the weak vowel may be disregarded in rime.Modern Spanish Lyrics|Various
British Dictionary definitions for diphthong
Word Origin for diphthong
Word Origin and History for diphthong
late 15c., from Middle French diphthongue, from Late Latin diphthongus, from Greek diphthongos "having two sounds," from di- "double" (see di- (1)) + phthongos "sound, voice," related to phthengesthai "utter, speak loudly."