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sonant

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adjective so·nant \ˈsō-nənt\

Definition of sonant

  1. 1 :  voiced 2

  2. 2 :  syllabic 1a

sonant noun


Origin of sonant

Latin sonant-, sonans, present participle of sonare to sound — more at sound


First Known Use: 1846


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