off-glide

[awf-glahyd, of-]

noun Phonetics.

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.

Nearby words

  1. off-centre,
  2. off-chance,
  3. off-color,
  4. off-colour,
  5. off-duty,
  6. off-grid,
  7. off-guard,
  8. off-hand,
  9. off-hour,
  10. off-island

Origin of off-glide

First recorded in 1875–80

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British Dictionary definitions for off-glide

off-glide

noun

phonetics a glide caused by the movement of the articulators away from their position in articulating the previous speech soundCompare on-glide
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