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off-glide



Pronunciation: (ôf'glīd", of'-), [key]
n. Phonet.
1. a transitional sound produced as the vocal organs move from a previous speech sound to an inactive position or to the position of a following sound. Cf. on-glide.
2. the final, weaker part of a complex vowel, such as a diphthong, as the (i) sound of the (oi) in boy.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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