monophthongize

monophthongize

[mon-uhf-thawng-ahyz, -gahyz, -thong-] Phonetics.
verb (used with object), monophthongized, monophthongizing.
1.
to change into or pronounce as a monophthong.
verb (used without object), monophthongized, monophthongizing.
2.
to become a monophthong.
Also, especially British, monophthongise.


Origin:
1875–80; monophthong + -ize

monophthongization, noun
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