Definition of Digraph

1. Noun. Two successive letters (especially two letters used to represent a single sound: 'sh' in 'shoe').

Exact synonyms: Digram
Generic synonyms: Alphabetic Character, Letter, Letter Of The Alphabet



Definition of Digraph

1. n. Two signs or characters combined to express a single articulated sound; as ea in head, or th in bath.

Definition of Digraph

1. Noun. (graph theory) A directed graph. ¹

2. Noun. (computing) A two-character sequence used to enter a single conceptual character. ¹

3. Noun. (linguistics) A pair of letters, especially a pair representing a single phoneme. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Digraph

1. a pair of letters representing a single speech sound [n -S]

Medical Definition of Digraph

1. Two signs or characters combined to express a single articulated sound; as ea in head, or th in bath. Origin: Gr. = twice + a writing, to write. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Digraph

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dignotions
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digoxigenins
digoxin
digoxin toxicity
digoxins
digoxygenin
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digrams
digraph (current term)
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Literary usage of Digraph

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1. An English Grammar Conformed to Present Usage: With an Objective Method of by Alfred Holbrook (1873)
"A CONJOINED VOWEL digraph is one in which the two vowels are not separated ... A CONSONANT digraph is a combination of two consonants, one or both of which ..."

2. Building Spelling Skills: Grade 1 by Doug Wurst, Sharman Wurst (2002)
"... This Week's Focus: • Spell words with the initial or final consonant digraph sh • Recognize rhyming words ] Trace and Spell 2 Copy and Spell 3 Cover and ..."

3. Manual of English Pronunciation and Spelling: Containing a Full Alphabetical by Richard Soule, William Adolphus Wheeler (1875)
"The digraph ai in an unaccented syllable has the sound of short i (No. ... The digraph ie in an unaccented final syllable, as in the plurals of nouns ending ..."

4. 135000 Words Spelled and Pronounced (preferred Form): Together with Valuable by John Hendricks Bechtel (1911)
"This digraph (œ) represents a single elementary sound, ... This digraph is largely used in the terminal syllables of ..."

5. English Words as Spoken and Written: Designed to Teach the Powers of Letters by James A. Bowen (1900)
"In the digraph le, i is silent, as in field (§ 59). In the digraph ei, i is silent, as in seize (§ 61). §89 SHORT SOUN'D OF II in its short sound, marked I, ..."

6. Encyclopædia Americana: A Popular Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature by Thomas Gamaliel Bradford (1838)
"digraph (from the Greek lis and ypo- фш, to write ; double-written) ; a union of two vowels, of which one only is pronounced ; as in head, breath. ..."

7. The Ellis Rational Speller, for Commercial Schools, Commercial Departments (1919)
"... combination of two letters, either vowels or consonants, to represent one sound is called a digraph; as, (ai)sle, ba(tfr). 23. ..."

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