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a short, incomplete sound that occurs during the transition from one complete sound to another, when the speech organs attempt to occupy a new position but the glottis remains open and expiration continues—for example, in Russian volia (“will”) between the v and o: [vωól’a]. The term “glide” is also used to refer to the nonsyllabic part of a diphthong.
ii. A descending flight path of a glide, such as a shallow glide.
iii. To descend in a glide.
Glide(1) See Glide Effortless and Glide PhotoShare.
(2) Video chat for smartphones, tablets and smartwatches from Glide (www.glide.me). The Glide app lets users record and send a video up to five minutes long, and it keeps the ongoing video conversation in a thread like text messaging apps. See video chat.
|Glide Video Messaging|
|In this example, the recipient James is being notified so he can watch the video being recorded in real time.|