[ on-glahyd, awn- ]
/ ˈɒnˌglaɪd, ˈɔn- /

noun Phonetics.

a transitional sound produced by the vocal organs in moving from an inactive position or a previous sound to the articulatory position necessary for producing a following sound.Compare off-glide(def 1).

Origin of on-glide

First recorded in 1885–90
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Examples from the Web for on-glide

  • Then we should have on-glide, angleiten; onlook anschauen, etc.

    Anima Poet|Samuel Taylor Coleridge

British Dictionary definitions for on-glide



phonetics a glide immediately preceding a speech sound, for which the articulators are taking positionCompare off-glide
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