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Vowel sound   /vˈaʊəl saʊnd/   Listen
Vowel sound

A speech sound made with the vocal tract open.  Synonym: vowel.

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"Vowel sound" Quotes from Famous Books

... the note need not change as every singer knows. You can try that also for yourself by singing the vowel sound of "ahh" and then changing the shape of your mouth so as to give the sound "ah—aw—ow—ou." The pitch of the note will not change because the fundamental stays the same. The speech significance of the sound, however, changes completely because the mouth cavity resonates ...
— Letters of a Radio-Engineer to His Son • John Mills

Words linked to "Vowel sound" :   diphthong, speech sound, shwa, thematic vowel, phone, ablaut, schwa, stem vowel, sound, consonant

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