HyperDic: vowel

English > 2 senses of the word vowel:
NOUNcommunicationvowel, vowel sounda speech sound made with the vocal tract open
communicationvowela letter of the alphabet standing for a spoken vowel
vowel > pronunciation
Soundsvaw'ahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > vowel: 2 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA speech sound made with the vocal tract open.
Synonymvowel sound
NarrowerablautA vowel whose quality or length is changed to indicate linguistic distinctions (such as sing / sing / sing / sing / sing sang / sang / sang / sang / sang sung / sung / sung / sung / sung song)
diphthongA vowel sound that starts near the articulatory position for one vowel and moves toward the position for another
schwa, shwaA neutral middle vowel
stem vowel, thematic vowelA vowel that ends a stem and precedes an inflection
Broaderphone, speech sound, sound(phonetics) an individual sound unit of speech without concern as to whether or not it is a phoneme of some language
OppositeconsonantA speech sound that is not a vowel
Spanishsonido vocálico, vocal
Catalanso vocàlic, vocal
Adjectivesvocalicbeing or containing or characterized by vowels / vowels
vocalicrelating to or associated with or containing a vowel / vowel
Verbsvowelizepronounce as a vowel
English > vowel: 2 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningA letter of the alphabet standing for a spoken vowel.
Narrowervowel pointA mark placed below or near a consonant (as in Hebrew or Arabic) to indicate the spoken vowel
Broaderletter, letter of the alphabet, alphabetic characterThe conventional characters of the alphabet used to represent speech
Spanishvocal
Catalanvocal
Adjectivesvocalicbeing or containing or characterized by vowels / vowels
vocalicrelating to or associated with or containing a vowel / vowel

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