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Definitions of vowel:

part of speech: adjective

Of or pertaining to a vowel; as, a vowel sound.

part of speech: adjective

Vocal: pertaining to a vowel.

part of speech: noun

A simple vocal sound: opposite to consonant; a letter representing such a sound; as, a, e, i, o, u, and something w and y.

part of speech: noun

A distinct simple sound uttered by the voice; in gram., one of the letters a, e, i, o, u, each of which represents a distinct sound, thus distinguished from the consonants, which represent imperfect sounds.

part of speech: adjective

Pert. to or having the quality of a vowel; vocal.

part of speech: noun

A simple vocal sound: the letter representing such a sound.

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To lift the voice in song; to utter musical rhythmical sounds; make a shrill or humming noise; as, a flying arrow sings; celebrate some event in verse or poetry; as, he sang of the deeds of Aeneas; to make pleasant, musical sounds; as, the brook sings merrily. ...

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