Consonant

  • 1 consonant — CONSONÁNT, Ă, consonanţi, te, adj. (muz.: despre acorduri) Care este format din consonanţe (1); armonios. ♦ (Despre cuvinte) Care are o terminaţie asemănătoare cu a altui cuvânt. – Din lat. consonans, tis, fr. consonant. Trimis de Joseph,… …

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  • 2 Consonant — Con so*nant, a. [L. consonans, antis; p. pr. of consonare to sound at the same time, agree; con + sonare to sound: cf. F. consonnant. See {Sound} to make a noise.] 1. Having agreement; congruous; consistent; according; usually followed by with or …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 consonant — adj Consonant, consistent, compatible, congruous, congenial, sympathetic are comparable when they mean being in agreement one with another or agreeable one to the other. Consonant implies agreement with a concurrent circumstance or situation, or… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 4 consonant — consonant, ante [ kɔ̃sɔnɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. • v. 1165; lat. consonans, de consonare « résonner ensemble » ♦ Qui produit une consonance; est formé de consonances. Intervalles, accords consonants. Phrases consonantes. ⊗ CONTR. Dissonant. ● consonant,… …

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  • 5 Consonant — Con so*nant, n. [L. 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 consonant — ► NOUN 1) a speech sound in which the breath is at least partly obstructed and which forms a syllable when combined with a vowel. 2) a letter representing such a sound. ► ADJECTIVE (consonant with) ▪ in agreement or harmony with. DERIVATIVES… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 Consonant — (v. lat., Mitlauter), Laut, welcher nur in Verbindung mit einem Vocal ausgesprochen werden kann, s. u. Laute …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 8 Consonant — Consonant, in der Grammatik ein Buchstabe, dessen Laut nicht allein, sondern nur in Verbindung mit einem Selbstlauter, Vocal, ausgesprochen werden kann, Mitlaut …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 9 consonant — I adjective accordant, adapted, agreeing, alike, answerable, appropriate, apt, arranged, at one, attuned, balanced, becoming, coherent, coincident commensurate, compatible, concerted, concordant, concurrent, conformable, conforming, congenial,… …

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  • 10 consonant — with …

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  • 11 consonant — [adj] agreeing, consistent accordant, according, agnate, akin, alike, analogous, blending, coincident, comparable, compatible, concordant, conformable, congenial, congruous, correspondent, corresponding, harmonious, in agreement, in rapport, like …

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  • 12 consonant — [kän′sənənt] adj. [OFr < L consonans: see CONSONANCE] 1. in harmony or agreement; in accord 2. harmonious in tone: opposed to DISSONANT 3. Prosody having consonance 4. consonantal n. 1. a …

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  • 13 Consonant — Not to be confused with the musical concept of consonance For the alternative rock group, see Consonant (band). Places of articulation Labial Bilabial Labial–velar Labial–coronal Labiodental …

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  • 14 consonant — I adj. (formal) consonant to, with II n. 1) to articulate, pronounce a consonant 2) a dental; double, geminate; final; guttural; hard; labial; liquid; soft; unvoiced; velar; voiced consonant 3) (misc.) a consonant cluster * * * [ kɒnsənənt]… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 15 consonant — {{11}}consonant (adj.) early 15c., from O.Fr. consonant (13c.), from L. consonantem (nom. consonans), prp. of consonare (see CONSONANT (Cf. consonant) (n.)). {{12}}consonant (n.) early 14c., sound other than a vowel, from L. consonantem (nom.… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 16 consonant — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin consonant , consonans, present participle of consonare to sound together, agree, from com + sonare to sound more at sound Date: 15th century 1. being in agreement or harmony ; free from elements… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 17 consonant — consonantlike, adj. consonantly, adv. /kon seuh neuhnt/, n. 1. Phonet. a. (in English articulation) a speech sound produced by occluding with or without releasing /p, b; t, d; k, g/, diverting /m, n, ng/, or obstructing /f, v; s, z/ etc., the… …

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  • 18 consonant — con|so|nant1 [ˈkɔnsənənt US ˈka:n ] n 1.) a speech sound made by partly or completely stopping the flow of air through your mouth →↑vowel 2.) a letter that represents a consonant sound. The letters a , e , i , o , u , and sometimes y represent… …

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  • 19 consonant — I UK [ˈkɒnsənənt] / US [ˈkɑnsənənt] noun [countable] Word forms consonant : singular consonant plural consonants * 1) linguistics a speech sound made by stopping all or some of the air going out of your mouth 2) a letter of the alphabet used as a …

    English dictionary

  • 20 consonant — con|so|nant1 [ kansənənt ] noun count * a speech sound made by stopping all or some of the air going out of your mouth a. a letter of the alphabet used as a symbol for a consonant . All the letters of the English alphabet are consonants except… …

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