Definition of Vowel. Meaning of Vowel. Synonyms of Vowel
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Definition of Vowel
VowelVowel Vow"el, n. [F. voyelle, or an OF. form without y, L.
vocalis (sc. littera), from vocalis sounding, from vox,
vocis, a voice, sound. See Vocal.] (Phon.)
A vocal, or sometimes a whispered, sound modified by
resonance in the oral passage, the peculiar resonance in each
case giving to each several vowel its distinctive character
or quality as a sound of speech; -- distinguished from a
consonant in that the latter, whether made with or without
vocality, derives its character in every case from some kind
of obstructive action by the mouth organs. Also, a letter or
character which represents such a sound. See Guide to
Pronunciation, [sect][sect] 5, 146-149.
Note: In the English language, the written vowels are a, e,
i, o, u, and sometimes w and y. The spoken vowels are
much more numerous.
Close vowel. See under Close, a.
Vowel point. See under Point, n.
Vowel Vow"el, a.
Of or pertaining to a vowel; vocal.
Meaning of Vowel from wikipedia
- A vowel
is a syllabic speech sound pronounced without
in the vocal
are one of the two prin****l cl****es of speech
- The Great Vowel Shift
was a series
in the pronunciation
of the English language
that took place primarily between
1400 and 1700, beginning...
as a gliding vowel
, is a combination
of two adjacent vowel sounds within
the same syllable. Technically, a diphthong
is a vowel
with two different...
- In linguistics, vowel length
is the perceived duration
of a vowel
the chroneme, or the "longness", acts like a consonant, and may have arisen...
- The close-mid back rounded vowel
, or high-mid back rounded vowel
, is a type of vowel sound
used in some spoken
languages. The symbol
in the International...
- A vowel diagram
or vowel chart
is a schematic arrangement
of the vowels
on the particular language being
discussed, it can take the form of...
with the diaeresis
mark is pronounced separately
from the preceding vowel
; the acute
that a final vowel
- is the mid central vowel sound
(rounded or unrounded) in the middle
of the vowel
by the IPA symbol
ə, or another vowel sound close
- Cardinal vowels
are a set of reference vowels
used by phoneticians
of languages. For instance, the vowel
of the English
- A front vowel
is a cl**** of vowel sounds
used in some spoken
languages, its defining characteristic being
that the highest point
of the tongue
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