on-glide

on-glide

[on-glahyd, awn-]
noun Phonetics.
a transitional sound produced by the vocal organs in moving from an inactive position or a previous sound to the articulatory position necessary for producing a following sound. Compare off-glide ( def 1 ).

Origin:
1885–90

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on-glide
 
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phonetics Compare off-glide a glide immediately preceding a speech sound, for which the articulators are taking position

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