trigraphic

trigraph

[trahy-graf, -grahf]
noun
a group of three letters representing a single speech sound, as eau in beau.

Origin:
1830–40; tri- + -graph

trigraphic [trahy-graf-ik] , adjective
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trigraph (ˈtraɪˌɡrɑːf, -ˌɡræf)
 
n
a combination of three letters used to represent a single speech sound or phoneme, such as eau in French beau
 
trigraphic
 
adj

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