spirant

noun spi·rant \ ˈspī-rənt \

Definition of spirant

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

spirant

adjective

Origin and Etymology of spirant

International Scientific Vocabulary, from Latin spirant-, spirans, present participle of spirare to breathe


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