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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Triphthong \Triph"thong\, n. [Pref. tri- + -phthong, as in diphthong: cf. F. triphthonque.] (Orthoepy) A combination of three vowel sounds in a single syllable, forming a simple or compound sound; also, a union of three vowel characters, representing together a single sound; a trigraph; as, eye, -ieu in adieu, -eau in beau, are examples of triphthongs. [1913 Webster]