Meaning of Vowel

English: Vowel
Bangla: স্বরবর্ণ, স্বরধ্বনি, স্বর
Hindi: स्वर, सुर
Type: Noun / বিশেষ্য / संज्ञा

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Bangla Academy Dictionary:

Definition: 1

Phonetics. (in English articulation) a speech sound produced without occluding, diverting, or obstructing the flow of air from the lungs (opposed to consonant). (in a syllable) the sound of greatest sonority, as i in grill. Compare consonant (def 1b). (in linguistic function) a concept empirically determined as a phonological element in structural contrast with consonant, as the (ē) of be (bē), we (wē), and yeast (yēst).

Definition: 2

a letter representing or usually representing a vowel, as, in English, a, e, i, o, u, and sometimes w and y.

Definition: 3

of or relating to a vowel.

Definition: 4

(phonetics) a voiced speech sound whose articulation is characterized by the absence of friction-causing obstruction in the vocal tract, allowing the breath stream free passage. The timbre of a vowel is chiefly determined by the position of the tongue and the lips

Definition: 5

a letter or character representing a vowel