vocalic

adjective
vo·​cal·​ic | \ vō-ˈka-lik How to pronounce vocalic (audio) , və-\

Definition of vocalic

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : marked by or consisting of vowels
2a : being or functioning as a vowel
b : of, relating to, or associated with a vowel

vocalic

noun

Definition of vocalic (Entry 2 of 2)

: a vowel sound or sequence in its function as the most sonorous part of a syllable

Other Words from vocalic

Adjective

vocalically \ vō-​ˈka-​-​li-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce vocalically (audio) , və-​ \ adverb

First Known Use of vocalic

Adjective

1782, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1902, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for vocalic

Adjective

Latin vocalis vowel, from vocalis vocal

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