[ on-glahyd, awn- ]

  1. 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

Words Nearby on-glide

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How to use on-glide in a sentence

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

    Anima Poet | Samuel Taylor Coleridge

British Dictionary definitions for on-glide


  1. phonetics a glide immediately preceding a speech sound, for which the articulators are taking position: Compare off-glide

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