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formant

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noun for·mant \ˈfȯr-mənt, -ˌmant\

Definition of formant

  1. :  a characteristic component of the quality of a speech sound; specifically :  any of several resonance bands held to determine the phonetic quality of a vowel



1901

First Known Use of formant

1901

Rhymes with formant

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