[ tou-nuh s; German tou-noo s ]
/ ˈtaʊ nəs; German ˈtaʊ nʊs /
noun (used with a plural verb)
a mountain range in W Germany, bounded by the Rhine, Main, and Lahn river valleys. Highest peak, Grosser Feldberg. 2628 feet (801 meters).
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Are There Any Words That Use “W” As A Vowel?“Cwm” (a steep-walled semicircular basin in a mountain, sometimes containing a lake; a cirque) and “crwth” (an ancient Celtic musical instrument), both from the Welsh, use w as a vowel – standing for the same sound that oo stands for in boom and booth. “Crwth” is also spelled “crowd.” However, in words like “low” and “bow,” one can make a good case that the letter w represents a vowel. Both of these words end …
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