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diphthongize

[ dif-thawng-ahyz, -gahyz, -thong-, dip- ]
/ 藞d瑟f 胃蓴艐藢a瑟z, -藢ga瑟z, -胃蓲艐-, 藞d瑟p- /
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verb (used with object), diph路thong路ized, diph路thong路iz路ing.
to change into or pronounce as a diphthong.
verb (used without object), diph路thong路ized, diph路thong路iz路ing.
to become a diphthong.
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Also especially British, diph路thong路ise .

Origin of diphthongize

First recorded in 1865鈥70; diphthong + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM diphthongize

diph路thong路i路za路tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for diphthongize

diphthongize

diphthongise

/ (藞d瑟f胃蓲艐藢a瑟z, -藢伞a瑟z, 藞d瑟p-) /

verb
(often passive) to make (a simple vowel) into a diphthong

Derived forms of diphthongize

diphthongization or diphthongisation, noun
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