- a transitional sound produced as the vocal organs move from a previous speech sound to an inactive position or to the position of a following sound.Compare on-glide.
- the final, weaker part of a complex vowel, such as a diphthong, as the (i) sound of the (oi) in boy.
Origin of off-glide
First recorded in 1875–80
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- phonetics a glide caused by the movement of the articulators away from their position in articulating the previous speech soundCompare on-glide