Letters of the alphabet that generally stand for sounds made with an open or partially open mouth: A, E, I, O, U, and sometimes Y (as in style). (Compare consonants.)
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How to use vowels in a sentence
The upper-class vowels were unforced, and the confident manner suggested good breeding and an expensive education.The Mastermind Behind the U.K.'s Smash|William Underhill|September 18, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Not understanding the 30 seconds of guttural noises and flat vowels, a French-speaking journalist asked Federer to translate.Federer Breaks His Silence|Joshua Robinson|September 6, 2010|DAILY BEAST
She has one long leg in the Top 40 charts and another in the land of twangy vowels.Battle of the Blondes|Bryan Curtis|January 28, 2010|DAILY BEAST
As “t” stands for 1, and o and y are vowels, and have no figure value, the numerical value of Toy must be 1.
In the following words, the vowels have no figure value, hence in translation are never counted.
The manner of pronouncing vowels and consonants became the most profound of mysteries, and often the most terrible.A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 1 (of 10)|Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
This pronunciation of the nasal vowels in French is, as is well known, an important factor in the famous "accent du Midi."Frdric Mistral|Charles Alfred Downer
In the final vowels io, we have the same term, with the same meaning which they carry in the Seneca, or old Mingo word Ohio.The Indian in his Wigwam|Henry R. Schoolcraft