|clear L [|]|
| Definition -
The L sound used at the beginning of words, e.g. lark and lack. It is usually transcribed with the symbol [|].
As opposed to the dark L [ɫ], which is the L sound normally used in the middle or end of words, e.g. pool and full.
1. Some words that use both kinds of L are lull [|ʌɫ] and flail [f|eɫ].