What does semivowel mean?

Definitions for semivowel
ˈsɛm ɪˌvaʊ əlsemivow·el

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. semivowel, glidenoun

    a vowellike sound that serves as a consonant


  1. semivowelnoun

    A sound in speech which has some qualities of a consonant and some qualities of a vowel

  2. semivowelnoun

    A letter which represents a semivowel sound, such as w or y in English.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Semivowelnoun

    a sound intermediate between a vowel and a consonant, or partaking of the nature of both, as in the English w and y

  2. Semivowelnoun

    the sign or letter representing such a sound


  1. Semivowel

    In phonetics and phonology, a semivowel is a sound, such as English or, that is phonetically similar to a vowel sound but functions as the syllable boundary rather than as the nucleus of a syllable.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of semivowel in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of semivowel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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