diphthong diphthong  /ˈdɪp θɔŋ/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a vowel sound that starts near the articulatory position for one vowel and moves toward the position for another

Usage(s):

  1. Through it all, Crowley moves like a recording angel, catching every nuance, every diphthong of homosexual patter.
  2. For the rest of his life, Russell wrote under that diphthong.
  3. There is Noel Coward, every precious diphthong faultlessly mimicked by Daniel Massey with only the barest dash of the saline wit that has kept him quoted for almost 50 years.
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