monophthongize

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Etymology[edit]

monophthong +‎ -ize

Verb[edit]

monophthongize (third-person singular simple present monophthongizes, present participle monophthongizing, simple past and past participle monophthongized)

  1. (transitive, linguistics) To change to a monophthong (as by removing a vowel).
  2. (intransitive, linguistics) To become a monophthong.

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