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definition of the word consonant

by the Wiktionnary

Latin consonans, sounding with, from prefix con-, with, + present participle sonans, sounding, from sonare, to sound

Singular
consonant

Plural
consonants

consonant (plural consonants)

  1. (phonetics) A sound that results from the passage of air through restrictions of the oral cavity; any sound that is not the dominant sound of a syllable, the dominant sound generally being a vowel.
  2. A letter representing the sound of a consonant.

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