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vowel

noun [C] uk   /vaʊəl/ us  
B1 a speech sound produced by humans when the breath flows out through the mouth without being blocked by the teeth, tongue, or lips: A short vowel is a short sound as in the word "cup". A long vowel is a long sound as in the word "shoe".
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B1 a letter that represents a sound produced in this way: The vowels in English are a, e, i, o, and u.
Translations of “vowel”
in Korean 모음…
in Arabic حَرْف مُتَحَرِّك…
in French voyelle…
in Turkish ünlü/sesli harf…
in Italian vocale…
in Chinese (Traditional) 母音, 母音字母…
in Russian гласный звук…
in Polish samogłoska…
in Spanish vocal…
in Portuguese vogal…
in German der Vokal, der Selbstlaut, Vokal-……
in Catalan vocal…
in Japanese 母音…
in Chinese (Simplified) 元音, 元音字母…
(Definition of vowel from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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