Close-mid front rounded vowel

The close-mid front rounded vowel, or high-mid front rounded vowel,[1] is a type of vowel sound used in some spoken languages. The symbol in the International Phonetic Alphabet that represents the sound is ø, a lowercase letter o with a diagonal stroke through it, borrowed from Danish, Norwegian, and Faroese, which sometimes use the letter to represent the sound. The symbol is commonly referred to as "o, slash" in English.

Close-mid front rounded vowel
IPA Number310
Entity (decimal)ø
Unicode (hex)U+00F8
Audio sample

For the close-mid front rounded vowel that is usually transcribed with the symbol ʏ, see near-close front rounded vowel. If the usual symbol is ø, the vowel is listed here.