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Definition 1: a speech sound that is not a vowel - [noun denoting communication]

(consonant is a kind of ...) (phonetics) an individual sound unit of speech without concern as to whether or not it is a phoneme of some language

(... is a kind of consonant ) a consonant produced with the back of the tongue touching or near the soft palate

(... is a kind of consonant ) a consonant produced without sound from the vocal cords

(... is a kind of consonant ) a doubled or long consonant

"the `n' in `thinness' is a geminate"

(... is a kind of consonant ) a frictionless continuant that is not a nasal consonant (especially `l' and `r')

(... is a kind of consonant ) a consonant that is produced with the tongue and other speech organs

(... is a kind of consonant ) a consonant produced through the nose with the mouth closed

(... is a kind of consonant ) a consonant whose articulation involves the lips and teeth

(... is a kind of consonant ) a consonant whose articulation involves movement of the lips

(... is a kind of consonant ) a consonant pronounced with aspiration

(... is a kind of consonant ) a consonant that is produced with a partial or complete blockage of the airflow from the lungs through the nose or mouth

(... is a kind of consonant ) a consonant articulated with the tip of the tongue near the gum ridge

(... is a kind of consonant ) a consonant articulated in the back of the mouth or throat

Definition 2: a letter of the alphabet standing for a spoken consonant - [noun denoting communication]

(consonant is a kind of ...) the conventional characters of the alphabet used to represent speech

"his grandmother taught him his letters"

Definition 3: in keeping - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where consonant or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • salaries agreeable with current trends
  • plans conformable with your wishes
  • expressed views concordant with his background

Synonyms for consonant in the sense of this definition

(consonant is similar to ...) (sometimes followed by `with') in agreement or consistent or reliable

"testimony consistent with the known facts" "I have decided that the course of conduct which I am following is consistent with my sense of responsibility as president in time of war"

Definition 4: involving or characterized by harmony - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for consonant in the sense of this definition

(consonant is similar to ...) musically pleasing

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