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Meaning of SONANT

Pronunciation:  'sownunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  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
 
 Definition: 
\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.

 

 

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