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monophthongize

[ mon-uhf-thawng-ahyz, -gahyz, -thong- ]
/ 藞m蓲n 蓹f 胃蓴艐藢a瑟z, -藢ga瑟z, -胃蓲艐- /
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verb (used with object), mon路oph路thong路ized, mon路oph路thong路iz路ing.
to change into or pronounce as a monophthong.
verb (used without object), mon路oph路thong路ized, mon路oph路thong路iz路ing.
to become a monophthong.
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Also especially British, mon路oph路thong路ise .

Origin of monophthongize

First recorded in 1875鈥80; monophthong + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM monophthongize

mon路oph路thong路i路za路tion, noun
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