how to pronounce vowel


audio example by a male speaker

audio example by a female speaker

the above transcription of vowel is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

vowel is pronounced in two syllables

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example pitch curve for pronunciation of vowel


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video examples of vowel pronunciation

An example use of vowel in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… pronounce it more like a vowel a hundred …”

meanings of vowel


  1. A letter representing the sound of vowel; in English, the vowels are a, e, i, o, u, and sometimes y.
  2. A sound produced by the vocal cords with relatively little restriction of the oral cavity, forming the prominent sound of a syllable.


  1. To add vowel points to a consonantal script (e.g. niqqud in Hebrew or harakat in Arabic).

vowel frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word vowel occurs in english on average 0.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

words with pronunciation similar to vowel


words that rhyme with vowel


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