3. a speech sound made with the vocal tract openSource or sample of word "vowel"
4. a letter of the alphabet standing for a spoken vowelSource or sample of word "vowel"
5. 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! ...Source or sample of word "vowel"
6. 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 ySource or sample of word "vowel"
7. (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. ...Source or sample of word "vowel"
8. (Vowels) are letters of the alphabet that are made without an audible stopping of breath - a,e,i,o,uSource or sample of word "vowel"
9. 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.Source or sample of word "vowel"
10. 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.)Source or sample of word "vowel"
11. 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. ...Source or sample of word "vowel"
12. a sound that you make when you speak without closing your mouth or throatSource or sample of word "vowel"
13. 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. ...Source or sample of word "vowel"
14. (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. ...Source or sample of word "vowel"
15. the open sounds made in speech – as (mainly) distinct from consonantsSource or sample of word "vowel"
16. 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.Source or sample of word "vowel"
17. In both Spanish and English, the vowels are the letters a, e, i, o, u, and, sometimes, y.Source or sample of word "vowel"
18. sound of human speech produced with an open vocal tract. See also: consonantSource or sample of word "vowel"
19. 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.Source or sample of word "vowel"
20. a letter and a sound. The vowels in the alphabet are represented by the letters a, e, i, o, u and sometimes y and w.Source or sample of word "vowel"
21. the sounds A,E,I,O,U.Source or sample of word "vowel"
22. one of twenty or so sounds in British English which are produced with no closure and no audible friction as the breath is used to produce sounds.Source or sample of word "vowel"