HyperDic: ablaut

English > 1 sense of the word ablaut:
NOUNcommunicationablauta 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)
English > ablaut: 1 sense > noun 1, communication
MeaningA 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).
Narrowergrade, gradationA degree of ablaut
Broadervowel, vowel soundA speech sound made with the vocal tract open
Spanishablaut, apofonía

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