A long vowel is a vowel that is pronounced the same as the name of the letter. For example, the "U" is pronounced like "you," not like "a" which would be the sound of a short vowel.
Sometimes a long vowel is combined with another vowel.
Now that you understand long vowels, check out this Vowel Words chart to find vowels with each of the long vowel pronounciation sounds:
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