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ris'ing diph'thong



Phonet.
a diphthong in which the first of two apparent vocalic elements is of lesser stress or sonority than the second, as the (wä) in guavaPronunciation: (gwä'vu). [key]Cf. falling diphthong.

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

rising actionrising hinge

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