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  • n. A diphthong

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A coalition or union of two vowels pronounced in one syllable; a diphthong: as ai in ‘rain,’ oi in ‘noise,’ etc.


bi- +‎ vocal (Wiktionary)


  • Ludloe referred me to that day, for, at the moment, I was doubtful whether there had not been some bivocal agency exerted On that occasion.

    Memoirs of Carwin, the Biloquist

  • I had exerted, on numerous occasions, my bivocal faculty, but, in my intercourse with Ludloe, had suffered not the slightest intimation to escape me with regard to it.

    Memoirs of Carwin, the Biloquist

  • A sentiment, which I can hardly describe, induced me to be silent on all adventures connected with my bivocal projects.

    Memoirs of Carwin, the Biloquist

  • W.M. Woods Oak Ridge, Tennessee Donald Drury's "A Harvest of Heteronyms" [IX, 3] pays welcome attention to this bivocal word-category.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol IX No 3


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