diphthongize
verb (-ized; -izing) Date: 1867 intransitive verb of a simple vowel to change into a diphthong transitive verb to pronounce as a diphthong • diphthongization noun

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  • Diphthongize — Diph thong*ize, v. t. & i. To change into a diphthong, as by affixing another vowel to a simple vowel. The diphthongized long vowels. H. Sweet. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • diphthongize — (Amer.) v. (Grammar) change from a simple vowel to a diphthong (also diphthongise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • diphthongize — [dif′thôŋgīz΄, dip′thôŋ΄īz΄] vt. diphthongized, diphthongizing to pronounce (a simple vowel) as a diphthong vi. to become a diphthong diphthongization n …   English World dictionary

  • diphthongize — diphthongization, n. /dif thawng uyz , guyz , thong , dip /, v., diphthongized, diphthongizing. Phonet. v.t. 1. to change into or pronounce as a diphthong. v.i. 2. to become a diphthong. Also, esp. Brit., diphthongise. [1865 70; DIPHTHONG + IZE]… …   Universalium

  • diphthongize — verb a) To change to a diphthong (as by inserting or removing a vowel). b) To become a diphthong. See Also: monophthongize …   Wiktionary

  • diphthongize — diph·thong·ize …   English syllables

  • diphthongize — diph•thong•ize [[t]ˈdɪf θɔŋˌaɪz, ˌgaɪz, θɒŋ , ˈdɪp [/t]] v. ized, iz•ing 1) phn to change into or pronounce as a diphthong 2) phn to become a diphthong • Etymology: 1865–70 diph thong•i•za′tion, n …   From formal English to slang

  • diphthongize — v.tr. (also ise) pronounce as a diphthong. Derivatives: diphthongization n …   Useful english dictionary

  • diphthongized — diphthongize (Amer.) v. (Grammar) change from a simple vowel to a diphthong (also diphthongise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • diphthongizes — diphthongize (Amer.) v. (Grammar) change from a simple vowel to a diphthong (also diphthongise) …   English contemporary dictionary

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