[kon-suh-nuh nt] /ˈkɒn sə nənt/
a letter that usually represents a consonant sound.
in agreement; agreeable; in accord; consistent (usually followed by to or with):
behavior consonant with his character.
corresponding in sound, as words.
harmonious, as sounds.
Music. constituting a .
Physics. noting or pertaining to sounds exhibiting .
a speech sound or letter of the alphabet other than a vowel; a stop, fricative, or continuant
(postpositive; foll by with or to) consistent; in agreement
harmonious in tone or sound
(music) characterized by the presence of a consonance
being or relating to a consonant
early 14c., “sound other than a vowel,” from Latin consonantem (nominative consonans), present participle of consonare “to sound together, sound aloud,” from com- “with” (see com-) + sonare “to sound” (see sonata). Consonants were thought of as sounds that are only produced together with vowels.
early 15c., from Old French consonant (13c.), from Latin consonantem (nominative consonans), present participle of consonare (see consonant (n.)).
[kon-suh-nan-tl] /ˌkɒn səˈnæn tl/ adjective 1. of, or of the nature of, a . 2. marked by sounds. /ˌkɒnsəˈnæntəl/ adjective 1. relating to, functioning as, or constituting a consonant, such as the semivowel w in English work 2. consisting of or characterized by consonants: a consonantal cluster
noun 1. See under (def 1). [uh-lit-uh-rey-shuh n] /əˌlɪt əˈreɪ ʃən/ noun 1. the commencement of two or more stressed syllables of a word group either with the same consonant sound or sound group (consonantal alliteration) as in from stem to stern, or with a vowel sound that may differ from syllable to syllable (vocalic […]
[kon-suh-nan-tl-ahyz] /ˌkɒn səˈnæn tlˌaɪz/ verb (used with or without object), consonantalized, consonantalizing. Phonetics. 1. to change into or become changed into a consonant (contrasted with ).
[kon-suh-nuh n-tiz-uh m] /ˈkɒn sə nənˌtɪz əm/ noun 1. the system of of a particular language. 2. the nature, distribution, or phonology of the of a word, group of words, or language.