Definition of Consonants

1. Noun. (plural of consonant) ¹



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Definition of Consonants

1. consonant [n] - See also: consonant

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Consonants

consonancy
consonant
consonant gradation
consonant rhyme
consonant stem
consonant system
consonantal
consonantal system
consonantism
consonantize
consonantized
consonantizes
consonantizing
consonantly
consonantness
consonants (current term)
consonate
consonating rale
consonous
consopiation
consort
consortable
consorted
consortest
consortia
consortial
consorting
consortion
consortium
consortiums

Literary usage of Consonants

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1. A Text book of physiology by Michael Foster (1894)
"Such consonants however are relatively few, the great majority of consonants are caused by changes which set up vibrations in some part or other of the ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"These letters are all consonants, though a few of them (К, Л, 1/4) have secondary vowel values analogously with our w and y. From the writing found on pre- ..."

3. A Comparative Grammar of the Dravidian Or South-Indian Family of Languages by Robert Caldwell (1875)
"A Hawaian finds it almost impossible to pronounce two consonants together. All syllables in Chinese are open or nasal. In South Africa, all the members of ..."

4. The History of the English Language by Oliver Farrar Emerson (1894)
"THE consonants. 265. It is customary to think of vowels and consonants as so ... Other consonants may be vocalized ; that is gradually lose consonantal ..."

5. Old English grammar by Joseph Wright, Elizabeth Mary Lea Wright (1908)
"consonants the forms with double consonants were generalized in words like bucea, ... Before entering upon the history of the individual consonants, ..."

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