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  dilation
  dimension
  dimensionnel
  diminutif
  diminution
  diphtongaison
  diphtongue
  diphtonguer
  diplomatique
  direct
  directif
  direction
  directionnel
  discontinu1
  discontinu2

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falling diphthong

[Subentry of diphthong, falling]

Fr    diphtongue décroissante, diphtongue descendante, diphtongue fermante

Synonym(s): descending diphthong, diminuendo diphthong

Antonym(s): ascending diphthong, crescendo diphthong, rising diphthong

Domain: Phonology

Source(s): Collinge 1990: 22; Crystal 2003: 139; Hamp 1963: 64; Hartmann & Stork 1972: 67; MacKay 1989: 159; Matthews 1997: 57 (closing diphthong); Matthews 1997: 125; Onishi 1981: 189-190; Pei & Gaynor 1954: 72; Trask 1996: 113-114


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  face-to-face
  face-want
  face-work
  factitive1
  factitive2
  factive
  factivity
  factor
  factual
  factuality
  facultative
  fall
  fall on
  falling
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