HyperDic: vowel_sound

English > 1 sense of the expression vowel sound:
NOUNcommunicationvowel sound, vowela speech sound made with the vocal tract open
English > vowel sound: 1 sense > noun 1, communication
MeaningA speech sound made with the vocal tract open.
Synonymvowel
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

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