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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.
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.
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.
A sentiment, which I can hardly describe, induced me to be silent on all adventures connected with my bivocal projects.
W.M. Woods Oak Ridge, Tennessee Donald Drury's "A Harvest of Heteronyms" [IX, 3] pays welcome attention to this bivocal word-category.