HyperDic: diphthongize

English > 1 sense of the word diphthongize:
VERBcommunicationdiphthongize, diphthongisechange from a simple vowel to a diphthong
English > diphthongize: 1 sense > verb 1, communication
Meaningchange from a simple vowel to a diphthong.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"This vowel diphthongized in Germanic"
Synonymdiphthongise
NarrowerbreakUndergo breaking
Broaderswitch, shift, changelay aside, abandon, or leave for another
Spanishconvertirse en diptongo, diptonguizar
Nounsdiphthonga vowel sound that starts near the articulatory position for one vowel and moves toward the position for another

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