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Consonant

Consonant

WordNet



adjective


(1)   In keeping
"Salaries agreeable with current trends"
"Plans conformable with your wishes"
"Expressed views concordant with his background"
(2)   Involving or characterized by harmony

noun


(3)   A speech sound that is not a vowel
(4)   A letter of the alphabet standing for a spoken consonant
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Etymology


consonans, sounding with, from prefix con-, with, + present participle sonans, sounding, from sonare, to sound

Noun



  1. A sound that results from the passage of air through restrictions of the oral cavity; any sound that is not the dominant sound of a syllable, the dominant sound generally being a vowel.
  2. A letter representing the sound of a consonant.