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vowels, plural;
  1. A speech sound that is produced by comparatively open configuration of the vocal tract, with vibration of the vocal cords but without audible friction and is a unit of the sound system of a language that forms the nucleus of a syllable

  2. A letter representing such a sound, such as a, e, i, o, u

  1. a speech sound made with the vocal tract open
  2. a letter of the alphabet standing for a spoken vowel
  3. In phonetics, a vowel is a sound in spoken language, such as English ah! or oh! , pronounced with an open vocal tract so that there is no build-up of air pressure at any point above the glottis. This contrasts with consonants, such as English sh! ...
  4. A sound produced by the vocal cords with relatively little restriction of the oral cavity, forming the prominent sound of a syllable; A letter representing the sound of vowel; in English, the vowels are a, e, i, o and u, and sometimes y
  5. (Vowels) the letters a, e, i, o, and u. Sometimes the letter y is considered a vowel. These letters represent a speech sound created by the free passage of breath through the mouth.
  6. (VOWELS) The key to correct pronunciation of Japanese lies in the vowel sounds.  There are five and they are always pronounced the same way.
  7. (Vowels) A, E, I, O, U. Note that vowel sounds can be made up of more than one vowel.
  8. (Vowels) [from Latin vocabilis pronounceable cf Greek phone vowel, voice] Largely synonymous with voice. Vowels are the most easily pronounced of speech sounds; no mute consonant can be pronounced without a vowel, and a liquid consonant is a type of vowel. ...
  9. (Vowels) are each pronounced individually when one after the other.
  10. (Vowels) are letters of the alphabet that are made without an audible stopping of breath - a,e,i,o,u
  11. Regular vowels are usually prounced in a quite short and light manner. There are also long vowels, which are about twice as long as the short ones. The difference is often written in romanji as the vowel with a horizontal line over it (long vowel sign in phonetics). ...
  12. The vowels i e a o u exist in English as in Italian. Whereas in English they practically have no specific recurrent pronunciation patterns when appearing in words, in Italian each vowel main-tains the same prominent sound regardless of where it appears in words. ...
  13. Unmarked vowels may be assumed to be short, or comparatively so, though with some of the vowels three or even more grades of prolongation may be detected in speech. In some words the quantity of a vowel may vary in different districts, and strange vagaries are practised in this respect in songs.
  14. A speech sound produced without occluding, diverting, or obstructing the flow of air from the lungs, and usually constituting the sound of greatest sonority in a syllable; derived from "vocal". Also, a letter or other symbol representing a vowel sound. ...
  15. In Korean, a jamo character with the Hangul_Syllable_Type property value Vowel_Jamo (in the range U+1161..U+11A2 or U+1160 hangul jungseong filler). Abbreviated as V. (See definition D125 in Section 3.12, Conjoining Jamo Behavior.)
  16. n : 1. one of a class of speech sounds in the articulation of which the oral part of the breath channel is not blocked and is not constricted enough to cause audible friction; broadly: the one most prominent sound in a syllable; 2. a letter or other symbol representing a vowel -- usu. ...
  17. A sound created in human speech by air passing through an unobstructed airway.  That is, a vowel sound is made when no part of the vocal apparatus (lips, tongue, etc.) blocks air from passing through the vocal tract. ...
  18. a sound that you make when you speak without closing your mouth or throat
  19. a speech sound made without complete closure or friction in the mouth, so that the air escapes easily over the centre of the tongue; the written symbol used to represent such a sound.
  20. (1) A phone which is produced by allowing lung air to pass over the vibrating vocal cords and then freely out of the mouth. Thus vowels can be continued until you run out of breath. ...
  21. the open sounds made in speech – as (mainly) distinct from consonants
  22. sound of human speech produced with an open vocal tract. See also: consonant
  23. A conventional vocal sound produced by certain positions of the speech organs which offer little obstruction to the air stream and which form a series of resonators above the level of the larynx in the vocal tracts. Distinguished from consonant.
  24. in English, the vowels are a ;  e ;  i ;  o ;  u ;  and sometimes y  (as in “my).  They are letters whose sounds are always unblocked and voiced.
  25. One of the basic categories of speech sound. Vowels typically (a) are characterised by there being no constriction or closure of the vocal tract, (b) are the nuclei of syllables.