Definition of Consonants. Meaning of Consonants. Synonyms of Consonants
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Definition of Consonants
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 Consonants from wikipedia
- semivowels, and áphōna, mute or silent consonants
("unvoiced"), which correspond
to stops, not voiceless consonants
. This description
does not apply
- phonemic velar consonants
. Several Khoisan languages
have limited numbers
of pulmonic velar consonants
. (Their click consonants
- Palatal consonants
are consonants articulated
with the body of the tongue raised against
the hard palate
part of the roof of the mouth). Consonants...
- occlusive consonant produced
with a lowered
air to escape freely through
the nose. The vast majority
are oral consonants
- Glottal consonants
are consonants using
as their primary
articulation. Many phoneticians consider
them, or at least
- sockets) of the superior
teeth. Alveolar consonants
may be articulated
with the tip of the tongue
(the apical consonants
), as in English, or with the flat of...
- such as vowel lengthening
that occurs before voiced consonants
but not before unvoiced consonants
or vowel quality changes
of the vowel) in...
- sometimes described
as "true" retroflex consonants
. However, retroflexes
are commonly taken
to include other consonants having
a similar place
- Voiced consonants
are seldom actually
for voiced consonants followed
by ⟨◌ʰ⟩, such as ⟨bʰ⟩, typically represent consonants
. In the Indic
scripts, the earliest method
them vertically, but the two consonants
as a conjunct consonant
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