Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Consisting of or pertaining to a monophthong.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Consisting of, or pertaining to, a monophthong.

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  • adjective linguistics Of or pertaining to a monophthong.
  • adjective linguistics, of a vowel Pronounced as a single vowel sound; said especially of a vowel that is otherwise normally pronounced as a diphthong.

Etymologies

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From monophthong +‎ -al.

Examples

  • The modern monophthongal vowels come first, with the derived forms interspersed according to their form: first added i, then iotized, then iotized with added i.

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