Definition of trigraph in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtrʌɪɡrɑːf/


A group of three letters representing one sound, for example German sch-.
Example sentences
  • If three letters together represent a single sound, they constitute a trigraph, such as tch in catch and sch in schmaltz.
  • Similarly, to take the consonant trigraph t c h, the teacher can explain that in this word the three letters together ‘say’ the sound.
  • Both digraphs and trigraphs in French have their origin in history and phonology.

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