Triphthongal Triph*thon"gal, a. Of or pertaining to a triphthong; consisting of three vowel sounds pronounced together in a single syllable. [1913 Webster]

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  • triphthongal — adjective see triphthong …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • triphthongal — See triphthong. * * * …   Universalium

  • triphthongal — adjective Pertaining to a triphthong …   Wiktionary

  • triphthongal — triph·thong·al …   English syllables

  • triphthongal — (ˈ) ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷(g)əl adjective : of, relating to, or having the character of a triphthong …   Useful english dictionary

  • triphthong — triphthongal /trif thawng geuhl, thong , trip /, adj. /trif thawng, thong, trip /, n. 1. Phonet. a monosyllabic speech sound sequence perceived as being made up of three differing vowel qualities, as the pronunciation of our, esp. in r dropping… …   Universalium

  • triphthong — noun Etymology: tri + phthong (as in diphthong) Date: circa 1599 1. a phonological unit consisting of three successive vocalic sounds in one syllable 2. trigraph • triphthongal adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Alphabets derived from the Latin — Variants of the Latin alphabet are used by the writing systems of many languages throughout the world. The tables below summarize and compare some of the alphabets known to the various contributors. In this article, the word alphabet is… …   Wikipedia

  • triphthong — [ trɪfθɒŋ, trɪpθɒŋ] noun a union of three vowels (letters or sounds) pronounced in one syllable (as in fire). ↘three written vowel characters representing the sound of a single vowel (as in beau). Derivatives triphthongal adjective Origin C16:… …   English new terms dictionary

  • triphthong — /ˈtrɪfθɒŋ/ (say trifthong) noun 1. a union of three vowel sounds pronounced in one syllable. 2. → trigraph. {New Latin triphthongus, from Medieval Greek triphthongos with three vowels} –triphthongal /trɪfˈθɒŋgəl/ (say trif thongguhl), adjective …   Australian English dictionary

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