envelope

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (UK) IPA: /ˈɛnvələʊp/, SAMPA: /"Env@l@Up/
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  • (UK) (nonstandard) IPA: /ˈɒnvələʊp/, SAMPA: /"Qnv@l@Up/
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  • (US) enPR: ĕn'və-lōp, IPA: /ˈɛnvəlop/, SAMPA: /"Env@lop/
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  • (US) (nonstandard) enPR: ŏn'və-lōp, IPA: /ˈɒnvəlop/, SAMPA: /"Qnv@lop/
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Noun[change]

Singular
envelope

Plural
envelopes

An envelope
  1. An envelope is a paper cover that you put a letter in to send it.
    She put the letter into the envelope, addressed it to Charles, and put a stamp on it.
  2. An envelope is a covering that goes all the way around something.
    Each virus has a special envelope of protein surrounding it.

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