offglide
Pronunciation Noun

offglide (plural offglides)

  1. (linguistics) A phase while the articulators are moving away from their position in articulating a speech sound.
  2. (linguistics) The final, weaker part of a complex vowel, such as a diphthong, as the /ɪ/ sound of the /ɔɪ/ in nc en.
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