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Definition of diphthongize verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

diphthongize

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˈdɪfθɔŋˌaɪz//
 
, NAmE//ˈdɪfθɑŋˌaɪz//
 
, NAmE//ˈdɪpθɔŋˌaɪz//
 
, NAmE//ˈdɪpθɑŋˌaɪz//
 
diphthongize something (phonetics)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they diphthongize
 
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he / she / it diphthongizes
 
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past simple diphthongized
 
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-ing form diphthongizing
 
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to change a vowel into a diphthong
diphthongization
 
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NAmE//ˌdɪfθɔŋəˈzeɪʃn//
 
, NAmE//ˌdɪfθɑŋəˈzeɪʃn//
 
, NAmE//ˌdɪpθɔŋəˈzeɪʃn//
 
, NAmE//ˌdɪpθɑŋəˈzeɪʃn//
 
noun [uncountable]
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: diphthongize