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noun [countable] vowel pronunciation in American English /ˈvaʊəl/
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  1. 1
    linguistics a sound that you make when you speak without closing your mouth or throat
  2. 2
    one of the letters “a,” “e,” “i,” “o,” or “u,” used for representing these sounds. In English, “y” is sometimes considered a vowel. The other letters are called consonants.

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