- (context, phonetics) 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.
- A letter representing the sound of a consonant.
Etymology: consonans, sounding with, from prefix con-, with, + present participle sonans, sounding, from sonare, to sound
- Characterized by harmony or agreement.
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