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Frankenstein the title character of Mary W. Shelley's early nineteenth-century novel, who creates a monster that destroys him. [1/3 definitions]
labiovelar of a speech sound, produced with rounded lips and the back of the tongue near or touching the soft palate, as "w" in English. [1/2 definitions]
semivowel a sound like a vowel sound that is indicated by a consonant, such as the sound of "w" or an initial "y," as in "yell".
sonorant a voiced consonant regarded as a syllabic sound, as "l," "r," "w," or "y".
tungsten a chemical element that has seventy-four protons in each nucleus and that occurs in pure form as a gray metal solid with an extremely high melting point, used esp. in heat-resistant alloys and to make filaments for high-powered electric lamps; wolfram. (symbol: W)
watt a unit of electrical power equal to the current of one ampere produced by the electromotive force of one volt, or to one joule per second. (abbr.: w, W)
wen2 an Old English rune that eventually became the English letter "w".
-yer one associated with (an action or thing), esp. as an occupation (used after "w").