[on-glahyd, awn-]

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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British Dictionary definitions for onglide



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