[ on-glahyd, awn- ]
/ ˈɒnˌglaɪd, ˈɔn- /
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).
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Origin of on-glide
First recorded in 1885–90
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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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