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trigraph

[trahy-graf, -grahf] /ˈtraɪ græf, -grɑf/
noun
1.
a group of three letters representing a single speech sound, as eau in beau.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; tri- + -graph
Related forms
trigraphic
[trahy-graf-ik] /traɪˈgræf ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for trigraph

trigraph

/ˈtraɪˌɡrɑːf; -ˌɡræf/
noun
1.
a combination of three letters used to represent a single speech sound or phoneme, such as eau in French beau
Derived Forms
trigraphic (traɪˈɡræfɪk) adjective
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