rising diphthong
noun Date: 1888 a diphthong in which the second element is more sonorous than the first (as \wi\ in \ˈkwit\ quit)

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  • 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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