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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

SymbolEdit

w

  1. (IPA) voiced labial-velar approximant

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Other representations of W:


EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

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

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

FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

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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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Haitian CreoleEdit

PronounEdit

w

  1. Contraction of ou.

IdoEdit

PronunciationEdit

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 笑う (warau, to laugh).

InterjectionEdit

w

  1. (Internet slang) LOL; an expression of amusement or laughter.
    このバカwwwwwww
    kono baka wwwwwww
    Look at this idiot (lol)!

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

EtymologyEdit

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

Alternative formsEdit

  • we (especially before labial consonants and consonant clusters)

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/, /ɡu/, /β/
  • (letter name) IPA(key): /ˈuβe ˈdoβle/, /ˈdoβle be/
    • (file)

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

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)

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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