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consonant
used in Middlemarch

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Definition
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.
    Book 6 — The Widow and Wife (30% in)
consonants = speech sounds that are not vowels
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