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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 vow·el /ˈvaʊ(ə)l/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Vow·el n.  Phon. A vocal, or sometimes a whispered, sound modified by resonance in the oral passage, the peculiar resonance in each case giving to each several vowel its distinctive character or quality as a sound of speech; -- distinguished from a consonant in that the latter, whether made with or without vocality, derives its character in every case from some kind of obstructive action by the mouth organs. Also, a letter or character which represents such a sound.  See Guide to Pronunciation, §§ 5, 146-149.
 Note:In the English language, the written vowels are a, e, i, o, u, and sometimes w and y. The spoken vowels are much more numerous.
 Close vowel. See under Close, a.
 Vowel point. See under Point, n.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Vow·el, a. Of or pertaining to a vowel; vocal.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a speech sound made with the vocal tract open [syn: vowel
           sound] [ant: consonant]
      2: a letter of the alphabet standing for a spoken vowel