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as in: consonant or vowel? Define
a letter of the alphabet (or a speech sound) that is not a vowel
  • Fred wrote the lines demanded in a hand as gentlemanly as that of any viscount or bishop of the day: the vowels were all alike and the consonants only distinguishable as turning up or down, the strokes had a blotted solidity and the letters disdained to keep the line—in short, it was a manuscript of that venerable kind easy to interpret when you know beforehand what the writer means.

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  • She stresses the last consonants or her words.
  • Sometimes ’y’ is a vowel and sometimes it’s a consonant.
    Louis Sachar  --  Holes

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as in: consonant or vowel? Define
a letter of the alphabet (or a speech sound) that is not a vowel
as in: in consonance with Define
in keeping with (or in harmony with)
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