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  1. vowels

    A vowel is a syllabic speech sound pronounced without any stricture in the vocal tract. Vowels are one of the two principal classes of speech sounds, the other being the consonant. Vowels vary in quality, in loudness and also in quantity (length). They are usually voiced and are closely involved in prosodic variation such as tone, intonation and stress. The word vowel comes from the Latin word vocalis, meaning "vocal" (i.e. relating to the voice). In English, the word vowel is commonly used to refer both to vowel sounds and to the written symbols that represent them (a, e, i, o, u, and sometimes y).

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Vowels is ranked #22618 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Vowels surname appeared 1,135 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Vowels.

    91.8% or 1,042 total occurrences were White.
    3.2% or 37 total occurrences were Black.
    1.7% or 20 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.4% or 16 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1% or 12 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.7% or 8 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of vowels in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of vowels in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of vowels in a Sentence

  1. Clifford Villanueva Villalon:

    The five vowels of the English language are always present in the three revitalizing words of family therapy: smile, laugh, cry. There’s none in the third word, so we add the missing “o” !

  2. Frontman Jesse Hughes:

    I wish I had the right consonants and vowels so I could make the right sound for that feeling.

  3. Fox News:

    I think it actually kind of depends on the age of the child, for instance, if you're learning phonetics at a young age, it's actually important that you be able to see the teacher articulate different vowels, sounds, and words that you can learn. And if you don't … that window is closed and there's no way to get it back.

  4. Clifford V. Villalon:

    There are five vowels and eight consonants in the words smile, laugh and sob. Five letters for peace and eight letters for serenity.

  5. Martine Sacks:

    'I am Groot': Those are very easy sounds to make, it's mostly vowels, the 'G' and 'T' are easy. There's this character who always says the same thing, but he uses different inflection, and people understand him. It's very empowering.

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