- a digraph, as the ea of meat.
- a ligature, as æ.
Origin of diphthong
OTHER WORDS FROM diphthongdiph·thon·gal [dif-thawng-guhl, -thong-, dip-], /dɪfˈθɔŋ gəl, -ˈθɒŋ-, dɪp-/, diph·thon·gic, diph·thon·gous, adjectivenon·diph·thon·gal, adjective
How to use diphthong in a sentence
The diphthongs in bite and bout are pronounced by the uneducated in many ways not permissible in standard English.The Sounds of Spoken English|Walter Rippmann
According to our notions there are a great many improper diphthongs in common use.The Comic English Grammar|Unknown
The Roman c some writers suppose was hard, like k, before all the vowels and diphthongs.Dissertation on the English Language|Noah Webster, Jr.
We have, therefore, twenty-six letters with which to express fifty or more sounds, not counting the digraphs and diphthongs.Division of Words|Frederick W. Hamilton
The Serbian language being phonetic does not employ double consonants, diphthongs or triphthongs.Hero Tales and Legends of the Serbians|Woislav M. Petrovitch