monophthongal

monophthong

[mon-uhf-thawng, -thong]
noun Phonetics.
a vowel retaining the same quality throughout its duration.
Compare diphthong.


Origin:
1610–20; < Greek monóphthongos equivalent to mono- mono- + phthóngos sound

monophthongal [mon-uhf-thawng-guhl, -thong-] , adjective
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monophthong (ˈmɒnəfˌθɒŋ)
 
n
a simple or pure vowel
 
[C17: from Greek monophthongos, from mono- + thongos sound]
 
monophthongal
 
adj

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