Definition of glide noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ɡlaɪd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɡlaɪd//
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  1. 1[singular] a continuous smooth movement the graceful glide of a skater
  2. 2 [countable] (phonetics) a speech sound made while moving the tongue from one position to another compare diphthong See related entries: Phonetics
  3. Word OriginOld English glīdan, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch glijden and German gleiten.
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