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spirant

spi·rant

spirant

 
pronunciation:
spaI rnt
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
part of speech: noun
definition: in phonetics, a consonantal speech sound produced by the breath pushed through the constricted opening of the mouth and lips, as the "sh" or "v" sound in English; fricative.
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: being or resembling a spirant; fricative.