Sonant



adjective
1.
sounding; having sound.
2.
Phonetics. voiced (opposed to surd).
noun, Phonetics.
3.
a speech sound that by itself makes a syllable or subordinates to itself the other sounds in the syllable; a syllabic sound (opposed to consonant).
4.
a voiced sound (opposed to surd).
5.
(in Indo-European) a sonorant.
adjective
1.
(phonetics) denoting a voiced sound capable of forming a syllable or syllable nucleus
2.
inherently possessing, exhibiting, or producing a sound
noun
3.
(phonetics) a voiced sound belonging to the class of frictionless continuants or nasals (l, r, m, n, ŋ) considered from the point of view of being a vowel and, in this capacity, able to form a syllable or syllable nucleus

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