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W w
Writing D'Nealian cursive forms of W as used in the US
Writing systemLatin script
TypeAlphabetic and Logographic
Unicode valueU+0057, U+0077
Alphabetical position23
Time period~600 to present
The Latin alphabet
Aa Bb Cc Dd
Ee Ff Gg Hh Ii Jj
Kk Ll Mm Nn Oo Pp
Qq Rr Ss Tt Uu Vv
Ww Xx Yy Zz

W is the twenty-third (number 23) letter in the Latin alphabet. Its name is pronounced "double-u"[note 1] or "double-ve". It is the only letter with three syllables.

In words like away, what, write and women, the W is a consonant (semivowel). In words like draw, few, low and cwm, the W is a vowel.

Meanings for W

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