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Meaning of SEMIVOWEL

Pronunciation:  'semee`vawul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a vowel-like sound that serves as a consonant
 

SEMIVOWEL is a 9 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: glide
 
 See Also: palatal, phone, sound, speech sound

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Sem"i*vow`el\, n. (Phon.)
(a) A sound intermediate between a vowel and a consonant, or
    partaking of the nature of both, as in the English w and
    y.
(b) The sign or letter representing such a sound.

 

 

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