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vocalic adj
1 being or containing or characterized by vowels; "vocalic sounds"; "the Gaelic language being uncommonly vocalic"- Walter Scott [ant: consonantal]
2 relating to or associated with or containing a vowel; "vocalic segments"; "the vocalic ablaut"
3 of liquids and nasals [syn: syllabic] [ant: consonantal]

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  1. Used as a vowel, as opposed to consonantal, especially in Latin. (vocalic y)


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