consonantism

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

consonant entry 2 + -ism

First Known Use

1849, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of consonantism was in 1849

Dictionary Entries Near consonantism

Cite this Entry

“Consonantism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/consonantism. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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