glide vs semivowel what difference

what is difference between glide and semivowel

English

Etymology

From Middle English gliden, from Old English glīdan, from Proto-West Germanic *glīdan, from Proto-Germanic *glīdaną, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰleydʰ-.

Cognate with West Frisian glide, glydzje, Low German glieden, Dutch glijden, German gleiten, Norwegian Nynorsk gli, Danish glide, Swedish glida.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡlaɪd/
  • Rhymes: -aɪd

Verb

glide (third-person singular simple present glides, present participle gliding, simple past glided or glid or (archaic) glode, past participle glided or glid or glidden or (archaic) glode)

  1. (intransitive) To move softly, smoothly, or effortlessly.
    • 1807, William Wordsworth, Composed upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, 1802, in Poems, in Two Volumes (Sonnet 14):
      The river glideth at his own sweet will:
    • 1874, Marcus Clarke, For the Term of His Natural Life Chapter VI:
      The water over which the boats glided was black and smooth, rising into huge foamless billows, the more terrible because they were silent.
  2. (intransitive) To fly unpowered, as of an aircraft. Also relates to gliding birds and flying fish.
  3. (transitive) To cause to glide.
  4. (phonetics) To pass with a glide, as the voice.

Synonyms

  • (to move effortlessly): coast, slide

Translations

Noun

glide (plural glides)

  1. The act of gliding.
  2. (phonology) A transitional sound, especially a semivowel.
    Synonyms: semivowel, semiconsonant
  3. (fencing) An attack or preparatory movement made by sliding down the opponent’s blade, keeping it in constant contact.
  4. A bird, the glede or kite.
  5. A kind of cap affixed to the base of the legs of furniture to prevent it from damaging the floor.
  6. The joining of two sounds without a break.
  7. A smooth and sliding step in dancing the waltz.

Related terms

  • glider
  • gliding
  • offglide, off-glide
  • onglide, on-glide

Translations

Anagrams

  • gelid, lidge, liged

Norwegian Nynorsk

Alternative forms

  • glida (a infinitive)
  • gli (short form)

Etymology

From Middle Low German gliden

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /²ɡliːə/

Verb

glide (present tense glid, past tense gleid, past participle glidd or glitt or glide, present participle glidande, imperative glid)

  1. to slip (to lose one’s traction on a slippery surface)
  2. to glide (to move effortlessly)

References

  • “glide” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Volapük

Noun

glide

  1. dative singular of glid

West Frisian

Etymology

From Old Frisian glīda, from Proto-West Germanic *glīdan, from Proto-Germanic *glīdaną.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡlidə/, /ˈɡliːdə/

Verb

glide

  1. to glide, to slide

Inflection

Further reading

  • “glide”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011


English

Etymology

semi- +‎ vowel

Noun

semivowel (plural semivowels)

  1. (phonetics) A sound in speech which has some qualities of a consonant and some qualities of a vowel.
    Synonyms: glide, semiconsonant
  2. A letter which represents a semivowel sound, such as w or y in English.

Translations

See also

  • consonant

Further reading

  • semivowel on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

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