Definition of 'consonant'
Example sentences containing 'consonant'
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Speakers of any language often have problems pronouncing consonants or vowels which do not exist in their mother tongue. Times, Sunday Times (2009)I listened to the hard guttural consonants and the throaty laughs. The Crossing-Place (1993)This provided the flexibility needed to produce a variety of vowels and consonants, a flexibility denied to the apes. The Runaway Brain: the Evolution of Human Uniqueness (1993)I'm keeping a balance of two vowels and two consonants. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I want my own stuff, my own rhythm, and vowels and consonants too. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)
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Translations for 'consonant'
British English: consonant /ˈkɒnsənənt/ NOUN
A consonant is a sound such as /p/ or /f/ which you pronounce by stopping the air flowing freely through your mouth.
...the sounds of vowels and consonants.
- American English: consonant
- Arabic: حَرْف سَاكِن
- Brazilian Portuguese: consoante
- Chinese: 辅音
- Croatian: suglasnik
- Czech: souhláska
- Danish: konsonant
- Dutch: medeklinker
- European Spanish: consonante
- Finnish: konsonantti
- French: consonne
- German: Konsonant
- Greek: σύμφωνο γράμμα
- Italian: consonante
- Japanese: 子音
- Korean: 자음
- Norwegian: konsonant
- Polish: spółgłoska
- European Portuguese: consoante
- Romanian: consoană
- Russian: согласный звук
- Spanish: consonante
- Swedish: konsonant
- Thai: ตัวพยัญชนะ
- Turkish: ünsüz gramer
- Ukrainian: приголосний
- Vietnamese: phụ âm
Definition of consonant from the Collins English Dictionary
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