Definition of Vowels. Meaning of Vowels. Synonyms of Vowels
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Definition of Vowels
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 Vowels 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
1300, the long vowels
of Middle English began changing
in pronunciation. The two close vowels
, /iː uː/, became diphthongs
breaking), and the...
- 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...
a type of front vowel
; no language
to contrast front
and near-front vowels based
alone. Rounded front vowels
- language, a high vowel
can be any vowel
that is more close
than a mid vowel
. That is, close-mid vowels
, near-close vowels
, and close vowels
can all be considered...
- consonant. Back vowels
dark vowels because
they are perceived
as sounding darker
than the front vowels
. Near-back vowels
[w], with the symbols
for the close vowels
[i] and [u], or the symbols
for the near-close vowels
[ɪ] and [ʊ]: Some transcriptions
- the French vowel
/ɑ̃/ (help·info) or Amoy [ɛ̃]. By contrast, oral vowels
are produced without
nasalization. In a stricter
sense, nasal vowels shall
- Cardinal vowels
are a set of reference vowels
used by phoneticians
of languages. For instance, the vowel
of the English
do not distinguish vowel length
that do usually distinguish between short vowels
and long vowels
. A very few languages
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