vowel point


: a mark placed below or otherwise near a consonant in some languages (such as Hebrew) and representing the vowel sound that precedes or follows the consonant sound

Examples of vowel point in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Masoretic Bibles feature a system of vowel points under the letters, known as the nikud, to indicate how the Hebrew words (which are written without vowels) should be pronounced and understood. Jennifer Schuessler, New York Times, 15 Feb. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1764, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of vowel point was in 1764

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“Vowel point.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vowel%20point. Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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