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semivowel

sem·i·vow·el

semivowel

 
pronunciation:
se mi vaUl [or] se maI vaUl
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part of speech: noun
definition: 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".