monophthongize

[mon-uh f-thawng-ahyz, -gahyz, -thong-]Phonetics

verb (used with object), mon·oph·thong·ized, mon·oph·thong·iz·ing.

to change into or pronounce as a monophthong.

verb (used without object), mon·oph·thong·ized, mon·oph·thong·iz·ing.

to become a monophthong.

Nearby words

  1. monophonic,
  2. monophony,
  3. monophosphate,
  4. monophthalmos,
  5. monophthong,
  6. monophyletic,
  7. monophyllous,
  8. monophysite,
  9. monophysitic,
  10. monophysitism

Also especially British, mon·oph·thong·ise.

Origin of monophthongize

First recorded in 1875–80; monophthong + -ize

Related formsmon·oph·thong·i·za·tion, noun

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