Synonyms for consonant

Grammar : Adj
Spell : kon-suh-nuhnt
Phonetic Transcription : ˈkɒn sə nənt

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Définition of consonant

Origin :
  • 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.
  • adj agreeing, consistent
Example sentences :
  • It was a lovely day, and every feeling of my heart was consonant to the scene.
  • Extract from : « Graham's Magazine Vol XXXII No. 1 January 1848 » by Various
  • (b) The part in the next line should, if possible, begin with a consonant.
  • Extract from : « "Stops" » by Paul Allardyce
  • The consonant is the distinguishing element of human speech.
  • Extract from : « The Child-Voice in Singing » by Francis E. Howard
  • Between the points of repose the combined sounds may or may not be consonant.
  • Extract from : « A Popular History of the Art of Music » by W. S. B. Mathews
  • They were consonant with early Roman mores which were warlike.
  • Extract from : « Folkways » by William Graham Sumner
  • In the first and second the consonant is followed by a vowel.
  • Extract from : « A Handbook of the Cornish Language » by Henry Jenner
  • In a rigorous and abstract sense, the Consonant has no sound of its own.
  • Extract from : « The Continental Monthly, Vol 6, No 5, November 1864 » by Various
  • I is a consonant when it represents the consonant y, as in alien.
  • Extract from : « Orthography » by Elmer W. Cavins
  • We can say what we like, do what we like, so long as it is consonant with the public good.
  • Extract from : « The Blue Tower » by Evelyn E. Smith
  • Ah, but who determines what is consonant with the public good?
  • Extract from : « The Blue Tower » by Evelyn E. Smith

Antonyms for consonant

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