Definition of formant
: 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
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In the old playoff formant, the No. 7 seed would have been the Calgary Flames, who trail the Anaheim Ducks 3-0 in their first round series.
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