close vowel

UK [ˌkləʊs ˈvaʊəl] / US [ˌkloʊs ˈvaʊəl] noun [countable]
Word forms "close vowel":
singular close vowel plural close vowels linguistics
a vowel sound made with your tongue near the top of your mouth

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  • Close vowel — Close Close (kl[=o]s), a. [Compar. {Closer} (kl[=o] s[ e]r); superl. {Closest}.] [Of. & F. clos, p. p. of clore. See {Close}, v. t.] 1. Shut fast; closed; tight; as, a close box. [1913 Webster] From a close bower this dainty music flowed. Dryden …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Close vowel — Vowel Vow el, n. [F. voyelle, or an OF. form without y, L. vocalis (sc. littera), from vocalis sounding, from vox, vocis, a voice, sound. See {Vocal}.] (Phon.) A vocal, or sometimes a whispered, sound modified by resonance in the oral passage,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • close vowel — UK [ˌkləʊs ˈvaʊəl] US [ˌkloʊs ˈvaʊəl] noun [countable] [singular close vowel plural close vowels] linguistics a vowel sound made with your tongue near the top of your mouth …   Useful english dictionary

  • Close vowel — IPA vowel chart Front Near ​front Central Near ​back …   Wikipedia

  • close vowel — close vow|el [ ,klous vauəl ] noun count LINGUISTICS a vowel sound made with your tongue moved near the top of your mouth …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Near-close vowel — IPA vowel chart Front Near ​front Central Near ​back …   Wikipedia

  • Close front rounded vowel — y Image …   Wikipedia

  • Close-mid central rounded vowel — ɵ Image …   Wikipedia

  • Close-mid central unrounded vowel — ɘ Image …   Wikipedia

  • Close-mid front unrounded vowel — e Image …   Wikipedia

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