consonantism

noun
con·​so·​nant·​ism | \ ˈkän(t)-sə-nən-ˌti-zəm How to pronounce consonantism (audio) \

Definition of consonantism

1 : the consonant system (as of a language or dialect)
2 : the consonants, sequence of consonants, or quality peculiar to the consonants of a word or group of related words

First Known Use of consonantism

1849, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for consonantism

consonant entry 2 + -ism

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20 Jan 2021

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“Consonantism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/consonantism. Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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