trigraph

[ trahy-graf, -grahf ]

noun
  1. a group of three letters representing a single speech sound, as eau in beau.

Origin of trigraph

1
First recorded in 1830–40; tri- + -graph

Other words from trigraph

  • tri·graph·ic [trahy-graf-ik], /traɪˈgræf ɪk/, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for trigraph

trigraph

/ (ˈtraɪˌɡrɑːf, -ˌɡræf) /


noun
  1. a combination of three letters used to represent a single speech sound or phoneme, such as eau in French beau

Derived forms of trigraph

  • trigraphic (traɪˈɡræfɪk), adjective

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