any one of eight primary, purportedly invariant, sustained vowel sounds that constitute a reference set for describing the vowel inventory of a language.
any one of the eight or more supplementary or secondary cardinal vowels.
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What does “Indigenous” mean?
Origin of cardinal vowel
First recorded in 1920–25
Words nearby cardinal vowel
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