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- enPR: vouʹəl, IPA(key): /ˈvaʊ.əl/
- (also) enPR: voul, IPA(key): /vaʊl/
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- Rhymes: -aʊəl, -aʊl
vowel (plural vowels)
- (phonetics) A sound produced by the vocal cords with relatively little restriction of the oral cavity, forming the prominent sound of a syllable.
- (orthography) A letter representing the sound of vowel; in English, the vowels are a, e, i, o, u, and sometimes y.
Terms derived from vowel
Placing of an element:
- prevocalic (occurring before a vowel)
- intervocalic (occurring between vowels)
- postvocalic (occurring after a vowel)
Types of vowels (phonetics):
- front, central, back
- rounded, unrounded
- close, near-close, close-mid, mid, open-mid, near-open, open
- The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Wiktionary:Entry layout § Translations.
Translations to be checked
- (linguistics) To add vowel points to a consonantal script (e.g. niqqud in Hebrew or harakat in Arabic)