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Assonate vs. Vowel

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Assonateverb

To correspond in (particularly vowel) sounds.

‘Part of the magic of her poetry was her ability to have her words assonate in the most propitious places.’;

Vowelnoun

(phonetics) A sound produced by the vocal cords with relatively little restriction of the oral cavity, forming the prominent sound of a syllable.

‘In Welsh, the w usually represents a vowel.’;

Assonateverb

To correspond in sound.

Vowelnoun

(orthography) A letter representing the sound of vowel; in English, the vowels are a, e, i, o, u, and y.

Assonateverb

correspond in vowel sounds; rhyme in assonance;

‘The accented vowels assonated in this poem’;

Vowelverb

(linguistics) To add vowel points to a consonantal script (e.g. niqqud in Hebrew or harakat in Arabic).

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Vowelnoun

A vocal, or sometimes a whispered, sound modified by resonance in the oral passage, the peculiar resonance in each case giving to each several vowel its distinctive character or quality as a sound of speech; - distinguished from a consonant in that the latter, whether made with or without vocality, derives its character in every case from some kind of obstructive action by the mouth organs. Also, a letter or character which represents such a sound. See Guide to Pronunciation, 5, 146-149.

Voweladjective

Of or pertaining to a vowel; vocal.

Vowelnoun

a speech sound made with the vocal tract open

Vowelnoun

a letter of the alphabet standing for a spoken vowel

Vowel

A vowel is a syllabic speech sound pronounced without any stricture in the vocal tract. Vowels are one of the two principal classes of speech sounds, the other being the consonant.

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