Meaning of on-glide


Pronunciation: (on'glīd", ôn'-), [key]
— n. Phonet.
  1. a transitional sound produced by the vocal organs in moving from an inactive position or a previous sound to the articulatory position necessary for producing a following sound. Cf.(def. 1).
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