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Definition of "triphthong" []

  • A compound vowel sound resulting from the succession of three simple ones and functioning as a unit. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "triphthong" in a sentence
  • "A triphthong is a sequence of three vowels making up one syllable."
  • "A triphthong is the union of _three_ vowels pronounced in like manner; as, _eau_ in beau, _iew_ in view."
  • "The union of three vowels in one sound is called a triphthong; as iew in view."