trigraph

[trahy-graf, -grahf]

Origin of trigraph

First recorded in 1830–40; tri- + -graph
Related formstri·graph·ic [trahy-graf-ik] /traɪˈgræf ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for trigraph

trigraph

noun
  1. a combination of three letters used to represent a single speech sound or phoneme, such as eau in French beau
Derived Formstrigraphic (traɪˈɡræfɪk), adjective
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