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consonant

con·so·nant

consonant

 
pronunciation:
kan s nnt
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a sound in a language made by constricting or diverting the flow of air through the mouth using the tongue, teeth, lips, or other speech organs. The sounds represented by the letters "d," "k," "b," "s," and "m" are examples of consonants in English.
definition 2: any letter of an alphabet that is used to represent the sound of a consonant.
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: in a language, having or representing the quality of a consonant.
The sounds /m/ and /f/ are consonant sounds.The letters "c" and "p" are consonant letters in English.
definition 2: in agreement, correspondence, or accord (usu. fol. by with or to).
Our policies are consonant with the law.
antonyms:
dissonant, inconsonant
similar words:
compatible, consistent
definition 3: having corresponding sounds.
definition 4: harmonious in effect.
antonyms:
dissonant
derivation: consonantly (adv.)
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con- Latin prefix that means with, together
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The prefix con- is an assimilated form of com- used before roots beginning with c, d, f, g, j, n, s, and v. See com-. Note: con- is frequently an intensive prefix, as in "conceive ."