falling diphthong
noun Date: 1888 a diphthong (as \ȯi\ in \ˈnȯiz\ noise) composed of a vowel followed by a less sonorous glide

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  • falling diphthong — noun : a diphthong with less stress on the second element than on the first (as ȯi in ˈnȯiz noise) compare rising diphthong * * * Phonet. a diphthong in which the first of the two apparent vocalic elements is of greater stress or sonority and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • falling diphthong — Phonet. a diphthong in which the first of the two apparent vocalic elements is of greater stress or sonority and the second is of lesser stress or sonority, as in /uy/, /ow/, /oy/, etc. Cf. rising diphthong. [1885 90] * * * …   Universalium

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  • rising diphthong — noun : a diphthong in which the final vowel element is more prominent than the beginning element (as the yä in ˈyät yacht) compare falling diphthong, glide II 3b * * * Phonet. a diphthong in which the first of two apparent vocalic elements is of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • rising diphthong — Phonet. a diphthong in which the first of two apparent vocalic elements is of lesser stress or sonority than the second, as the /wah/ in guava /gwah veuh/. Cf. falling diphthong. [1885 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • murmur diphthong — noun : a falling diphthong whose ending position is that of ə : a centering diphthong …   Useful english dictionary

  • descending diphthong — noun : falling diphthong …   Useful english dictionary

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