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Meaning of SONANT

Pronunciation:  'sownunt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a speech sound accompanied by sound from the vocal cords
  2. [adj]  (linguistics) of speech sounds

SONANT is a 6 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: voiced, voiced sound
 Antonyms: surd, unvoiced, voiceless
 See Also: phone, sound, speech sound



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\So"nant\, a. [L. sonans, -antis, p. pr. of sonare to
sound. See {Sound} a noise.]
1. Of or pertaining to sound; sounding.

2. (Phonetics) Uttered, as an element of speech, with tone or
   proper vocal sound, as distinguished from mere breath
   sound; intonated; voiced; tonic; the opposite of nonvocal,
   or surd; -- sid of the vowels, semivowels, liquids, and
   nasals, and particularly of the consonants b, d, g hard,
   v, etc., as compared with their cognates p, t, k, f, etc.,
   which are called nonvocal, surd, or aspirate. -- n. A
   sonant letter.