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"vowel" in British English

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vowelnoun [C]

uk   /vaʊəl/ us   /vaʊəl/
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.
(Definition of vowel from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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vowelnoun [C]

us   /ˈvɑʊ·əl/
writing a speech sound produced by human beings when the breath flows out through the mouth without being blocked by the teeth, tongue, or lips
writing A vowel is also a letter that represents a sound produced in this way: The vowels in English are a, e, i, o, u, and sometimes y.
(Definition of vowel from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “vowel”
in Korean 모음…
in Arabic حَرْف مُتَحَرِّك…
in Malaysian vokal…
in French voyelle…
in Russian гласный звук…
in Chinese (Traditional) 母音, 母音字母…
in Italian vocale…
in Turkish ünlü/sesli harf…
in Polish samogłoska…
in Spanish vocal…
in Vietnamese nguyên âm, âm nguyên âm…
in Portuguese vogal…
in Thai เสียงสระ, อักษรแทนเสียงสระ…
in German der Vokal, der Selbstlaut, Vokal-……
in Catalan vocal…
in Japanese 母音…
in Chinese (Simplified) 元音, 元音字母…
in Indonesian huruf hidup, suara hidup…
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