euouae

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

IPA [juːˈuːɪ] [1]

Etymology[edit]

Taken from the vowels in the hymn Gloria Patri doxology: "seculorum Amen".

Noun[edit]

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euouae (plural euouaes)

  1. (music) A type of cadence in medieval music.

Usage notes[edit]

According to the Guinness Book of World Records, it is the longest word in the English language which is made up of nothing but vowels.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Collins English Dictionary