Definition of Consonant. Meaning of Consonant. Synonyms of Consonant
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Definition of Consonant
ConsonantConsonant Con"so*nant, a. [L. consonans, -antis; p. pr. of
consonare to sound at the same time, agree; con- + sonare to
sound: cf. F. consonnant. See Sound to make a noise.]
1. Having agreement; congruous; consistent; according; --
usually followed by with or to.
Each one pretends that his opinion . . . is
consonant to the words there used. --Bp.
That where much is given there shall be much
required is a thing consonant with natural equity.
--Dr. H. More.
2. Having like sounds.
Consonant words and syllables. --Howell.
3. (Mus.) harmonizing together; accordant; as, consonant
tones, consonant chords.
4. Of or pertaining to consonants; made up of, or containing
No Russian whose dissonant consonant name Almost
shatters to fragments the trumpet of fame. --T.
Meaning of Consonant from wikipedia
to each attested consonant
. The English alphabet
has fewer consonant letters
than the English language
sounds, so digraphs
are consonants articulated
with the back part of the tongue
(the dorsum) against
the soft palate, the back part of the roof of the mouth
- International Phonetic Alphabet
(IPA), aspirated consonants
are written using
for voiceless consonants followed
by the aspiration modifier
- a plosive, also known
as an occlusive
a stop, is a pulmonic consonant
the vocal tract
so that all airflow
ceases. The occlusion...
- A dental consonant
is a consonant articulated
with the tongue against
teeth, such as /θ/, /ð/. In some languages, dentals
, is an occlusive consonant produced
with a lowered
air to escape freely through
the nose. The vast majority
(/ælˈviːələr/; UK also /ælviˈoʊlər/) consonants
with the tongue against
to the superior alveolar
delimiters. In linguistics, a consonant
cluster, consonant sequence
compound, is a group
of consonants which
have no intervening
- the IPA into three
categories: pulmonic consonants
, non-pulmonic consonants
, and vowels. Pulmonic consonant letters
are arranged singly
or in pairs
- segmental writing system
in which consonant
as units; each unit is based
on a consonant
letter, and vowel notation
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