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Monophthong

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Monophthong A combination of two written vowels pronounced as one; a digraph.
    • Monophthong A single uncompounded vowel sound.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n monophthong A simple vowel-sound.
    • n monophthong A combination of two written vowels pronounced as one.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Monophthong mon′of-thong a simple vowel-sound
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. with one sound; mo`nos alone + sound, voice