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diphtheria
diphtherial
Diphtheric
diphtheritic
diphtheroid
diphthong
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Diphthongalize
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Diphthongation
Diphthongic
diphthongise
diphthongization
diphy-
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diphyletic
Diphylla
Diphylla ecaudata
Diphyllodes magnifica
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diphyo-
diphyodont
Diphyozooid
dipl-
Dipladenia
Dipladenia boliviensis

diphthongize definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

v
1: change from a simple vowel to a diphthong; "This vowel diphthongized in Germanic" [syn: diphthongize, diphthongise]

Merriam Webster's

verb (-ized; -izing) Date: 1867 intransitive verb of a simple vowel to change into a diphthong transitive verb to pronounce as a diphthong diphthongization noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v.tr. (also -ise) pronounce as a diphthong. Derivatives: diphthongization n.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Diphthongize Diph"thong*ize, v. t. & i. To change into a diphthong, as by affixing another vowel to a simple vowel. ``The diphthongized long vowels.'' --H. Sweet.




 


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