Translation of triphthong in Spanish:

triphthong

triptongo, n.

Pronunciation: /ˈtrɪfˌθɔŋ//ˈtrɪfθɒŋ//ˈtrɪpθɒŋ//ˈtrɪpˌθɔŋ/

noun

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    triptongo masculine
    • Diphthongs and triphthongs do not come into the picture at all.
    • Words such as course and force are sometimes realized with a triphthong //, especially among older speakers.
    • The vowels in fire and power are triphthongs.
    • Leaving the triphthongs aside for now, when diphthongs occur, they vary, causing new phonemes to arise.
    • It does look more like a triphthong than a diphthong, but the middle sound is high-central or even high-back.