w

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Letter w.svg
w U+0077, w
LATIN SMALL LETTER W
v
[U+0076]
Basic Latin x
[U+0078]
U+FF57, w
FULLWIDTH LATIN SMALL LETTER W

[U+FF56]
Halfwidth and Fullwidth Forms
[U+FF58]

Translingual[edit]

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Alternative forms[edit]

  • vv (obsolete)

Letter[edit]

w lower case (upper case W)

  1. The twenty-third letter of the basic modern Latin alphabet.
  2. The first letter of callsigns allocated to American broadcast television and radio stations east of the Mississippi river.

Pronunciation[edit]

Symbol[edit]

w

  1. (IPA) voiced labial-velar approximant

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Other representations of W:


English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈdʌbl̩.juː/, /ˈdʌb.juː/, /ˈdʌb.jə/, /ˈdʌb/, /ˈdʌbz/
(file)

Letter[edit]

w (lower case, upper case W, plural w's)

  1. The twenty-third letter of the English alphabet, called double-u and written in the Latin script.

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Noun[edit]

w

  1. watt
  2. west
  3. witness
  4. work

Adjective[edit]

w

  1. (cricket) wide
  2. white

Danish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /dɔbəlveː/, [ˈd̥ʌb̥əlˌveːˀ]

Letter[edit]

w (uppercase W)

  1. the twenty-third letter of the Danish alphabet

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

w (lower case, upper case W)

  1. The twenty-third letter of the Dutch alphabet.

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  • Previous letter: v
  • Next letter: x

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

w (uppercase W)

  1. w

Fula[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

w (lower case, upper case W)

  1. A letter of the Fula alphabet, written in the Latin script.

Usage notes[edit]

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Haitian Creole[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

w

  1. Contraction of ou.

Ido[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

w (upper case W)

  1. The twenty-third letter of the Ido alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

w m, f (invariable)

  1. See under W

Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Short for 笑う(warau, to laugh).

Interjection[edit]

w

  1. (Internet slang) LOL; an expression of amusement or laughter.
    このバカwwwwwww
    Kono baka wwwwwww
    This idiot LOL

Usage notes[edit]

w is most often found used multiple times in a row as in the example above.

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Etymology 2[edit]

Near homophone of ダブル(daburu, double).

Symbol[edit]

w (katakana ダブリュー, romaji daburyū)

  1. Symbol for ダブル(daburu, double-u)

Lower Sorbian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *vъ(n), from Proto-Indo-European *én

Alternative forms[edit]

  • we (especially before labial consonants and consonant clusters)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /w/ (before vowels)
  • (silent before consonants)

Preposition[edit]

w (with locative)

  1. in

Malay[edit]

Letter[edit]

w (lower case, upper case W)

  1. The twenty-third letter of the Malay alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Norwegian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (letter name): IPA(key): /ˈdɔbəlt.ˌʋeː/
  • (phoneme): IPA(key): /ʋ/, /v/

Letter[edit]

w

  1. The 23rd letter of the Norwegian alphabet.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Only appears in loanwords from e.g. German.

Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *vъ(n), from Proto-Indo-European *én.

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

w

  1. (+ locative) in
  2. (+ accusative) into, in
  3. (+ accusative) on (time/date)

Usage notes[edit]

Some combinations of sounds, mostly consonant clusters at the beginning of the following noun, require that this preposition is used in longer form we. Examples:

  • we włosach (in the hair)
  • we Wrocławiu (in Wrocław)

But:

  • w Warszawie (in Warsaw)

Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

w (lower case, upper case W)

  1. The twenty-third letter of the Portuguese alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (phoneme) IPA(key): /w/, /ɡu/, /β/
  • (letter name) IPA(key): /ˈuβe ˈdoβle/, /ˈdoβle be/
    • (file)

Letter[edit]

w (lower case, upper case W)

  1. The 24th letter of the Spanish alphabet.

Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter name
Phoneme

Letter[edit]

w (lower case, upper case W)

  1. The twenty-third letter of the Swedish alphabet, called dubbel-ve and written in the Latin script. Previously treated as a variant of the letter v and not as its own independent letter.

Usage notes[edit]

  • In blackletter typography, w was commonly used instead of v. When printers (gradually during the 19th century) changed to Latin typography, spelling changed from w to v, except in some family names. However, this change does not count as a spelling reform.
  • In many abbreviations, Swedes say v (ve, as in German) instead of w (dubbel ve), e.g. BMW (be emm ve), VW (ve ve), WC (ve se), WHO (ve hå o), WWW (ve ve ve).

Turkmen[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

w (upper case W)

  1. The twenty-seventh letter of the Turkmen alphabet, called we and written in the Latin script.

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Welsh[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (in negative statements; also in affirmative statements in North Wales): dw
  • (in affirmative statements): rw

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

w

  1. (colloquial, South Wales) first-person singular present of bod (in affirmative or negative statements)
    W i yn y car.‎ ― I’m in the car.
    W i ddim yn hapus.‎ ― I’m not happy.

Related terms[edit]

  • ydw (interrogative)