Near-front vowel

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A near-front vowel (also called a front-central vowel or a centralized front vowel) is a type of vowel sound used in some spoken languages. The defining characteristic of a near-front vowel is that the tongue is positioned as in a front vowel, but slightly further back in the mouth. The near-front vowels which have dedicated symbols in the International Phonetic Alphabet are:

There also are near-front vowels which don't have dedicated symbols in the IPA: