What is another word for diphthongs?

Pronunciation: [dˈɪfθɒŋz] (IPA)

Diphthongs are a type of vowel sound that involves the combination of two different vowel sounds. They are commonly used in many languages, including English, and can be found in words like "coin" and "loud". There are several synonyms for the word "diphthongs", including "gliding vowels", "complex vowels" and "compound vowels". These synonyms highlight the nature of diphthongs as a combination of two different sounds that glide together to form a single vowel sound. Learning about diphthongs and their synonyms can help individuals improve their pronunciation and fluency in a language, making it easier to communicate effectively.

What are the hypernyms for Diphthongs?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.
  • Other hypernyms:

    Speech Sounds, phonemes, linguistic units, speech segments.

Usage examples for Diphthongs

The vowel sounds are the most vexing source of errors, especially where diphthongs are found.
"The Art of Public Speaking"
Dale Carnagey (AKA Dale Carnegie) and J. Berg Esenwein
W. Of w, which in diphthongs is often an undoubted vowel, some grammarians have doubted whether it ever be a consonant; and not rather as it is called a double u, or ou, as water may be resolved into ouater; but letters of the same sound are always reckoned consonants in other alphabets: and it may be observed, that w follows a vowel without any hiatus or difficulty of utterance, as frosty winter.
"A Grammar of the English Tongue"
Samuel Johnson
For the semivowels and the diphthongs, see the sequel.
"The English Language"
Robert Gordon Latham

Famous quotes with Diphthongs

  • Out of the simple consonants of the alphabet and our eleven vowels and diphthongs all possible syllables of a certain sort were constructed, a vowel sound being placed between two consonants.
    Hermann Ebbinghaus

Word of the Day

Piedmont White Sulphur Springs
Antonyms are words that are opposite in meaning to another word. The term "Piedmont White Sulphur Springs" refers to a resort located in Virginia, known for its luxurious amenities...