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consonant
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1  —as in:
consonant or vowel?
Definition a letter of the alphabet (or a speech sound) that is not a vowel
  • It takes longer for babies to learn to voice back-of-the-mouth consonants (like k) than front-of-the-mouth consonants (like p).
consonants = speech sounds that are not a vowels
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • She stresses the last consonants or her words.
  • consonants = speech sounds that are not a vowels
  • Consonants tend to be voiced in a higher pitch and in lower intensity than vowels, so they are harder to hear.
  • consonants = speech sounds that are not a vowels
  • A special spot-wavex-scrambler also caused his televised image, in the area immediately about his lips, to mouth the vowels and consonants beautifully.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  • consonants = speech sounds that are not vowels
  • They listen to a tape of consonant sounds, and then practice what they hear for ten minutes.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker
  • consonant = a letter of the alphabet (or a speech sound) that is not a vowel
  • Sometimes 'y' is a vowel and sometimes it's a consonant.
    Louis Sachar  --  Holes
  • consonant = a letter of the alphabet that is not a vowel
  • He is the only dog I ever knew who could pronounce the consonant F. This is because his front teeth are crooked,
    John Steinbeck  --  Travels with Charley
  • consonant = a letter of the alphabet (or a speech sound) that is not a vowel
  • ...he dabbled in dialects; he had even evolved quite a brilliant table for the vowel and consonant changes from Latin into Spanish and from Spanish into Indian-Spanish.
    Thornton Wilder  --  The Bridge of San Luis Rey
  • consonant = a letter of the alphabet (or a speech sound) that is not a vowel
  • Don't get me wrong I remember that feeling well—knowing exactly what you want to say, but your lips can't quite manage the correct combination of vowels and consonants to form the words.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Glass
  • consonants = a speech sound that is not a vowel
  • True, his speech could be slurred and thick and spiked with all the grammar of modem invention, and it could turn surly with just the right inflection, dropping consonants and studding what was left with mothers and dudes and cools and bads, deep with the ghetto undercurrent of pending violence.
    Tim O'Brien  --  Going After Cacciato
consonants = letters of the alphabet (or a speech sounds) that are not a vowels

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2  —as in:
in consonance with
Definition in keeping with (or consistent with, or in harmony with)
  • Her thinking is not consonant with the deeply held beliefs of those who elected her.
consonant = in keeping with
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • People tend to rationalize their actions to make them consonant with their beliefs of what is good.
  • consonant = consistent (in agreement with)
  • We need a budget that is consonant with our long-term national interest.
  • consonant = in keeping with
  • "There was a marked tendency for any picture or story to gravitate in memory toward what was familiar to the subject in his own life, consonant with his own culture, and above all, to what had some special emotional significance for him," Allpon writes.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
consonant = in keeping with (or consistent with, or in harmony with)

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