w

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Letter w.svg
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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 (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

Gallery[edit]

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Other representations of W:


English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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

See also[edit]

  • Previous letter: v
  • Next letter: x

Egyptian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Particle[edit]

wD35

 enclitic

  1. (Old Egyptian) not; used to negate the subjunctive or prospective in wishes and commands

Alternative forms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Allen, James (2010) Middle Egyptian: An Introduction to the Language and Culture of Hieroglyphs, revised second edition, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, →ISBN, page 198, 415

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (letter name) IPA(key): /du.blə.ve/

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]

  • (context pronunciation) IPA(key): /w/
  • (letter name) IPA(key): /we/

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 笑い (warai, laughing).

Punctuation mark[edit]

w

  1. (Internet slang) LOL; an expression of amusement or laughter.
    このバカwwwwwww
    kono baka wwwwwww
    look at this idiot lol
    ちょwww (まえ)ツイート ()すぎwww (ゆう) (めい) (じん)じゃんwwwww
    cho www omae no tsuīto nobisugi www yūmeijin jan wwwww
    yo hol up, your tweet's crazy popular 🔥😂 you're goddamn famous 😂

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, rōmaji daburyū)

  1. Symbol for ダブル (daburu, double-u)

Lower Sorbian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • we (especially before labial consonants and consonant clusters)

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *vъ(n), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁én

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/, /ɡw/, /β/
  • (letter name) IPA(key): /ˈuβe ˈdoβle/, /ˈdoβle be/

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]

Usage notes[edit]

This word is usually found in conjunction with the pronoun i and so may be pronounced as part of a diphthong /ʊi̯/ or as /wiː/.

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)

Zulu[edit]

Letter[edit]

w (lower case, upper case W)

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

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