Definition of Vowels. Meaning of Vowels. Synonyms of Vowels

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Definition of Vowels

Vowel
Vowel 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
Vowel Vow"el, a. Of or pertaining to a vowel; vocal.

Meaning of Vowels from wikipedia

- A vowel is a syllabic speech sound pronounced without any stricture in the vocal tract. Vowels are one of the two prin****l classes of speech sounds, the...
- long vowels of Middle English began changing in pronunciation as follows: Diphthongisation - The two close vowels, /iː uː/, became diphthongs (vowel breaking)...
- sounds of spoken language. IPA pulmonic consonants chart with audio "IPA Vowels", InternationalPhonetic****ociation.org. Accessed: 17 August 2018. International...
- A vowel diagram or vowel chart is a schematic arrangement of the vowels. Depending on the particular language being discussed, it can take the form of...
- usually only distinguish between short vowels and long vowels. Very few languages distinguish three phonemic vowel lengths, such as Estonian, Luiseño, and...
- back vowels; no language is known to contrast back and near-back vowels based on backness alone. The category "back vowel" comprises both raised vowels and...
- Cardinal vowels are a set of reference vowels used by phoneticians in describing the sounds of languages. They are classified depending on the position...
- essentially a type of front vowel; no language is known to contrast front and near-front vowels based on backness alone. Rounded front vowels are typically centralized...
- root with back vowels (o and a are back vowels). The -nek form appears after the root with front vowels (ö and e are front vowels). Vowel harmony often...
- IPA defines a vowel as a sound which occurs at a syllable center. Below is a chart depicting the vowels of the IPA. The IPA maps the vowels according to...