What Are Diphthongs?

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A diphthong is a type of vowel sound where two different vowel sounds are connected together in a smooth manner. Diphthongs are found in nearly every language.
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A diphthong is a combination of a strong vowel and a weak vowel, or two weak vowels to make one syllable or sound. The English "long" vowels a, i, and o are diphthongs,
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A diphthong is a complex speech sound or glide that begins with 1 vowel and gradually changes to
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A diphthong is a phonetic sequence, consisting of a vowel and a glide, that is interpreted as a single vowel.
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Diphthongs are types of vowels where two vowel sounds are connected in a continuous, gliding motion. They are often referred to as gliding vowels.
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diph·thong
[dif-thawng, -thong, dip-]
NOUN
1.
Phonetics an unsegmentable, gliding speech sound varying continuously in phonetic quality but held to be a single sound or phoneme and identified by its apparent beginning and ending sound, as the oi-sound of toy or boil.
VERB (USED WITH OBJECT), VERB (USED WITHOUT OBJECT)
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Diphthongs are also known as gliding vowels. It's any vowel in speech that has a change in the sound when it's spoken, rather than a short, sharp sound like other vowels.
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