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Vowel

Vowel

WordNet



noun


(1)   A speech sound made with the vocal tract open
(2)   A letter of the alphabet standing for a spoken vowel
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Etymology


From vouel from vocalis, "voiced".

Noun



  1. A sound produced by the vocal cords with relatively little restriction of the oral cavity, forming the prominent sound of a syllable.
  2. A letter representing the sound of vowel; in English, the vowels are a, e, i, o and u, and sometimes y.