Aphthong - (n.) A letter, or a combination of letters, employed in
spelling a word, but in the pronunciation having no sound.
Balachong - (n.) A condiment formed of small fishes or shrimps, pounded
up with salt and spices, and then dried. It is much esteemed in China.
Diphthong - (n.) A coalition or union of two vowel sounds pronounced in
one syllable; as, ou in out, oi in noise; -- called a proper diphthong.
Diphthong - (n.) A vowel digraph; a union of two vowels in the same
syllable, only one of them being sounded; as, ai in rain, eo in people;
-- called an improper diphthong.
Diphthong - (v. t.) To form or pronounce as a diphthong; diphthongize.
Diphthongal - (a.) Relating or belonging to a diphthong; having the
nature of a diphthong.
Diphthongalize - (v. t.) To make into a diphthong; to pronounce as a
Diphthongation - (n.) See Diphthongization.
Diphthongic - (a.) Of the nature of diphthong; diphthongal.
Diphthongization - (n.) The act of changing into a diphthong.
Diphthongize - (v. t. & i.) To change into a diphthong, as by affixing
another vowel to a simple vowel.
Monophthong - (n.) A single uncompounded vowel sound.
Monophthong - (n.) A combination of two written vowels pronounced as one;
Monophthongal - (a.) Consisting of, or pertaining to, a monophthong.
Phthongal - (a.) Formed into, or characterized by, voice; vocalized; --
said of all the vowels and the semivowels, also of the vocal or sonant
consonants g, d, b, l, r, v, z, etc.
Phthongal - (n.) A vocalized element or letter.
Phthongometer - (n.) An instrument for measuring vocal sounds.
Pouchong - (n.) A superior kind of souchong tea.
Sea thongs - () A kind of blackish seaweed (Himanthalia lorea) found on
the northern coasts of the Atlantic. It has a thonglike forking process
rising from a top-shaped base.
Soochong - (n.) Same as Souchong.
Sooshong - (n.) See Souchong.
Souchong - (n.) A kind of black tea of a fine quality.
Thong - (n.) A strap of leather; especially, one used for fastening
Triphthong - (n.) A combination of three vowel sounds in a single
syllable, forming a simple or compound sound; also, a union of three
vowel characters, representing together a single sound; a trigraph; as,
eye, -ieu in adieu, -eau in beau, are examples of triphthongs.
Triphthongal - (a.) Of or pertaining to a triphthong; consisting of three
vowel sounds pronounced together in a single syllable.