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noun 
  1. (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.
  2. A letter representing the sound of a consonant.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: medeklinker
  • French: consonne
  • German: Konsonant , Mitlaut
  • Italian: consonante
    (trans-mid)
adjective 
  1. Characterized by harmony or agreement.
(seeCites) Translations: 
  • French: consonant
    1. French, consonant , consonante
    2. Italian: consonante or
Etymology: consonans, sounding with, from prefix con-, with, + present participle sonans, sounding, from sonare, to sound


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