on-glide

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

Nearby words

  1. on your life,
  2. on, be,
  3. on-again, off-again,
  4. on-air,
  5. on-camera,
  6. on-limits,
  7. on-looker,
  8. on-message,
  9. on-mike,
  10. on-off

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

on-glide

noun

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