[on-glahyd, awn-] /ˈɒnˌglaɪd, ˈɔn-/
a transitional sound produced by the vocal organs in moving from an inactive position or a previous sound to the articulatory position necessary for producing a following sound.
Compare (def 1).
(phonetics) a glide immediately preceding a speech sound, for which the articulators are taking position Compare off-glide
[on-goh-ing, awn-] /ˈɒnˌgoʊ ɪŋ, ˈɔn-/ adjective 1. continuing without termination or interruption: ongoing research projects. /ˈɒnˌɡəʊɪŋ/ adjective 1. actually in progress: ongoing projects 2. continually moving forward; developing 3. remaining in existence; continuing adj. also on-going, 1877, from on + going (see go).
/ˈɒnɡəʊɪŋz/ plural noun 1. a Scots word for goings-on
- On good terms
On a friendly footing, as in I’m on good terms with the manager, so I’ll ask him to help you . Shakespeare used the phrase slightly differently in King Lear (1:2): “Parted you in good terms?” The precise current usage was first recorded in 1669. Also see on speaking terms
/ˈəʊnɪ/ determiner 1. (Scot) a variant spelling of ony