Consonant

In music the term consonant describes notes harmonising together for example
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consonant

[adj] - involving or characterized by harmony 2. [n] - a letter of the alphabet standing for a spoken consonant 3. [n] - a speech sound that is not a vowel
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Consonant

an alphabetic element other than a vowel
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Consonant

A consonant is a speech sound which obstructs the flow of air through the vocal tract; for example, the flow of air is obstructed by the lips in p and by the tongue in l. The term also refers to those letters of the alphabet whose typical value is to represent such sounds, namely all except a,e,i,o,u. The letter y can represent a consonant sound (...
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Consonant

Con'so·nant adjective [ Latin consonans , -antis ; present participle of consonare to sound at the same time, agree; con- + sonare to sound: confer French consonnant . See Sound to make a noise.] 1. Having agreement; congruous; consistent; ac...
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Consonant

Con'so·nant noun [ Latin consonans , -antis .] An articulate sound which in utterance is usually combined and sounded with an open sound called a vowel; a member of the spoken alphabet other than a vowel; also, a letter or character representing such a sound. Consonants are divided into var...
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consonant

harmonic 1 harmonical adjective involving or characterized by harmony
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consonant

noun a speech sound that is not a vowel
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Consonant

• (a.) Having agreement; congruous; consistent; according; -- usually followed by with or to. • (a.) Of or pertaining to consonants; made up of, or containing many, consonants. • (n.) An articulate sound which in utterance is usually combined and sounded with an open sound called a vowel; a member of the spoken alphabet other than a ...
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consonant

any speech sound, such as that represented by t, g, f, or z, that is characterized by an articulation with a closure or narrowing of the vocal tract ... [31 related articles]
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Consonant

A consonant is a letter of the alphabet, or the sound it represents, that is not a vowel.
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consonant

Sound produced by stopping the air flowing freely through the mouth; a letter representing a sound thus defined (b c d f g h j k l m n p q r s t v w x y z). See also vowel. Consonants can be described in various ways, according to where and how the sound is made and whether the vocal cords in the throat vibrate or not. Where the sound is made A...
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Consonant

In articulatory phonetics, a consonant is a speech sound that is articulated with complete or partial closure of the vocal tract. Examples are [p], pronounced with the lips; [t], pronounced with the front of the tongue; [k], pronounced with the back of the tongue; [h], pronounced in the throat; [f] and [s], pronounced by forcing air through a narr...
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consonant

a speech sound made by stopping all or some of the air going out of your mouth
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Consonant

A speech sound that is not a vowel. To download a PDF file listing consonants and their symbols in t
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consonant

One of the two main classes of sound. Consonants are formed by a constriction in the supra-glottal tract (or occasionally at the vocal folds as with the glottal stop [ʔ]). They divide into the chief types stops — /p,t,k/ for instance, fricatives — /f, θ, s/ — and approximants — /j, w/. Consonants contrast with ...
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consonant

Typically, in terms of sound production, a consonant is a sound which is obstructed in some way by tongue or lip contact as in /k/ keep or /b/ beep, as opposed to the unobstructed sound of a VOWEL. In terms of the sound system, a consonant is a sound that typically occurs at the beginning or end of the SYLLABLE rather than the middle, thus contrast...
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