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1. consonant

noun. ['ˈkɑːnsənənt'] a speech sound that is not a vowel.

Synonyms

  • pharyngeal consonant
  • pharyngeal
  • obstruent
  • alveolar consonant
  • phone
  • speech sound
  • guttural consonant
  • nasal consonant
  • dental
  • geminate
  • aspirate
  • voiceless consonant
  • nasal
  • labiodental consonant
  • labial
  • labiodental
  • surd
  • sound
  • guttural
  • velar consonant
  • lingual
  • labial consonant
  • velar
  • dental consonant
  • liquid

Antonyms

  • unfit
  • injured
  • damaged
  • unwholesome

Etymology

  • consonans (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Consonant

  • abandonment
  • abatement
  • aberrant
  • abhorrent
  • abortifacient
  • abridgement
  • absent
  • absorbent
  • abstinent
  • abundant
  • accelerant
  • accident
  • accompaniment
  • accompaniment
  • accomplishment
  • accountant
  • accouterment
  • accoutrement
  • achievement
  • acknowledgement

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A common misspelling of consonant is consonent

Example sentences of the word consonant


1. Noun, singular or mass
Focus on sound and alliteration, which means the repetition of a consonant or vowel sound.

2. Adjective
Make sure that the information in your student's paper is consonant with the information in the cited passage.

Quotes containing the word consonant


1. The truth may be puzzling. It may take some work to grapple with. It may be counterintuitive. It may contradict deeply held prejudices. It may not be consonant with what we desperately want to be true. But our preferences do not determine what's true.
- Carl Sagan

2. consonant

noun. ['ˈkɑːnsənənt'] a letter of the alphabet standing for a spoken consonant.

Synonyms

  • letter of the alphabet
  • alphabetic character

Antonyms

  • devoice
  • silence
  • unreasonable

Etymology

  • consonans (Latin)

3. consonant

adjective. ['ˈkɑːnsənənt'] involving or characterized by harmony.

Synonyms

  • harmonious
  • harmonized
  • harmonic
  • harmonised

Antonyms

  • low
  • voiced
  • unsound
  • unhealthy

Etymology

  • consonans (Latin)

4. consonant

adjective. ['ˈkɑːnsənənt'] in keeping.

Synonyms

  • concordant
  • conformable
  • accordant
  • agreeable

Antonyms

  • continuant consonant
  • stop consonant
  • disarrange
  • exhale

Etymology

  • consonans (Latin)
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