New England short o


Definition of New England short o

  1. :  a vowel short in duration, of a quality that varies from \ō\-like to \ȯ\-like to \ˈə\-like, and less and less used in New England in some or all of approximately 50 consonant-final monosyllables and their compounds and derivatives that in other dialects have the vowel of no (as in coat, road, stone, whole, wholly)

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quaintly unconventional or refined

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