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Alternative formsEdit

  • vv (obsolete)

LetterEdit

w (upper case W)

  1. The twenty-third letter of the basic modern Latin alphabet.
  2. The first letter of callsigns allocated to American broadcast television and radio stations east of the Mississippi river.

PronunciationEdit

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SymbolEdit

w

  1. (IPA) voiced labial-velar approximant

GalleryEdit

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Other representations of W:


EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈdʌbl̩.juː/, /ˈdʌb.juː/, /ˈdʌb.jə/, /ˈdʌb/, /ˈdʌbz/
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LetterEdit

w (lower case, upper case W, plural w's)

  1. The twenty-third letter of the English alphabet, called double-u and written in the Latin script.

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NounEdit

w

  1. watt
  2. west
  3. witness
  4. work

AdjectiveEdit

w

  1. (cricket) wide
  2. white

DanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /dɔbəlveː/, [ˈd̥ʌb̥əlˌveːˀ]

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w (uppercase W)

  1. the twenty-third letter of the Danish alphabet

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DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

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w (lower case, upper case W)

  1. The twenty-third letter of the Dutch alphabet.

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  • Previous letter: v
  • Next letter: x

EgyptianEdit

PronunciationEdit

ParticleEdit

  

 enclitic

  1. (Old Egyptian) not; used to negate the subjunctive or prospective in wishes and commands

Alternative formsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Allen, James (2010) Middle Egyptian: An Introduction to the Language and Culture of Hieroglyphs, revised second edition, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, →ISBN, page 198, 415

FinnishEdit

LetterEdit

w (lower case, upper case W)

  1. A letter of the Finnish alphabet, called kaksoisvee and written in the Latin script.

Usage notesEdit

  • In the Finnish alphabet, w is a variant of v.
  • Used only in loanwords and proper names with old spelling.

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FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (letter name) IPA(key): /du.blə.ve/

LetterEdit

w (uppercase W)

  1. w

FulaEdit

PronunciationEdit

LetterEdit

w (lower case, upper case W)

  1. A letter of the Fula alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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GothicEdit

RomanizationEdit

w

  1. Romanization of 𐍅

Haitian CreoleEdit

PronounEdit

w

  1. Contraction of ou.

IdoEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (context pronunciation) IPA(key): /w/
  • (letter name) IPA(key): /we/

LetterEdit

w (upper case W)

  1. The twenty-third letter of the Ido alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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ItalianEdit

NounEdit

w m, f (invariable)

  1. See under W

JapaneseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Short for 笑い (warai, laughing).

Punctuation markEdit

w

  1. (Internet slang) LOL; an expression of amusement or laughter.
    このバカwwwwwww
    kono baka wwwwwww
    look at this idiot lol
    ちょwww (まえ)ツイート ()すぎwww (ゆう) (めい) (じん)じゃんwwwww
    cho www omae no tsuīto nobisugi www yūmeijin jan wwwww
    yo hol up, your tweet's crazy popular 🔥😂 you're goddamn famous 😂

Usage notesEdit

w is most often found used multiple times in a row as in the example above.

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Etymology 2Edit

Near homophone of ダブル (daburu, double).

SymbolEdit

w (katakana ダブリュー, rōmaji daburyū)

  1. Symbol for ダブル (daburu, double-u)

Lower SorbianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • we (especially before labial consonants and consonant clusters)

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *vъ(n), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁én

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /w/ (before vowels)
  • (silent before consonants)

PrepositionEdit

w (with locative)

  1. in

MalayEdit

LetterEdit

w (lower case, upper case W)

  1. The twenty-third letter of the Malay alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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NorwegianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (letter name): IPA(key): /ˈdɔbəlt.ˌʋeː/
  • (phoneme): IPA(key): /ʋ/, /v/

LetterEdit

w

  1. The 23rd letter of the Norwegian alphabet.

Usage notesEdit

  • Only appears in loanwords from e.g. German.

PolishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *vъ(n), from Proto-Indo-European *én.

PronunciationEdit

PrepositionEdit

w

  1. (+ locative) in
  2. (+ accusative) into, in
  3. (+ accusative) on (time/date)

Usage notesEdit

Some combinations of sounds, mostly consonant clusters at the beginning of the following noun, require that this preposition is used in longer form we. Examples:

  • we włosach (in the hair)
  • we Wrocławiu (in Wrocław)

But:

  • w Warszawie (in Warsaw)

PortugueseEdit

PronunciationEdit

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w (lower case, upper case W)

  1. The twenty-third letter of the Portuguese alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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SpanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (phoneme) IPA(key): /w/, /ɡw/, /β/
  • (letter name) IPA(key): /ˈuβe ˈdoβle/, /ˈdoβle be/

LetterEdit

w (lower case, upper case W)

  1. The 24th letter of the Spanish alphabet.

SwedishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Letter name
Phoneme

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w (lower case, upper case W)

  1. The twenty-third letter of the Swedish alphabet, called dubbel-ve and written in the Latin script. Previously treated as a variant of the letter v and not as its own independent letter.

Usage notesEdit

  • In blackletter typography, w was commonly used instead of v. When printers (gradually during the 19th century) changed to Latin typography, spelling changed from w to v, except in some family names. However, this change does not count as a spelling reform.
  • In many abbreviations, Swedes say v (ve, as in German) instead of w (dubbel ve), e.g. BMW (be emm ve), VW (ve ve), WC (ve se), WHO (ve hå o), WWW (ve ve ve).

TurkmenEdit

PronunciationEdit

LetterEdit

w (upper case W)

  1. The twenty-seventh letter of the Turkmen alphabet, called we and written in the Latin script.

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WelshEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • (in negative statements; also in affirmative statements in North Wales): dw
  • (in affirmative statements): rw

PronunciationEdit

Usage notesEdit

This word is usually found in conjunction with the pronoun i and so may be pronounced as part of a diphthong /ʊi̯/ or as /wiː/.

VerbEdit

w

  1. (colloquial, South Wales) first-person singular present of bod (in affirmative or negative statements)
    W i yn y car.I’m in the car.
    W i ddim yn hapus.I’m not happy.

Related termsEdit

  • ydw (interrogative)

ZhuangEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (Standard Zhuang) IPA(key): /ɯ˨˦/
  • Tone numbers: w1
  • Hyphenation: w

NounEdit

w (old orthography ɯ)

  1. gum (in the eye)

ZuluEdit

LetterEdit

w (lower case, upper case W)

  1. The twenty-third letter of the Zulu alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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