spirant


spi·rant

noun \ˈspī-rənt\

Definition of SPIRANT

:  a consonant (as \f\, \s\, \sh\) uttered with friction of the breath against some part of the oral passage :  fricative
spirant adjective

Origin of SPIRANT

International Scientific Vocabulary, from Latin spirant-, spirans, present participle of spirare to breathe
First Known Use: 1862

Rhymes with SPIRANT

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