SEMIVOWEL By N., Sam M.S. - 1 1. a vowel like speech sound that acts as a consonant and forms a syllable when combined with a vowel. 2. A liquid speech sound. SEMIVOWEL: "An example of a semivowel are the "w" in well." Related Psychology Terms LANGUAGE (Psycholinguistics) SONANT SPEECH DISORDERS AUDITORY SPACE PERCEPTIO HEARING (AUDITION) HEARING OBSESSRVE-COMPULSIVE REACTION SCHWA ASSOCIATION VALUE STAGGERED SPONDAIC WORD TEST (SSW) Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "SEMIVOWEL," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/semivowel/ (accessed August 14, 2022).