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consonant
used in War and Peace

2 meanings, 2 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
consonant or vowel?
Definition
a letter of the alphabet (or a speech sound) that is not a vowel
  • The naval officer spoke in a particularly sonorous, musical, and aristocratic baritone voice, pleasantly swallowing his r's and generally slurring his consonants: the voice of a man calling out to his servant, "Heah!"
    Book Nine — 1812 (94% in)
consonants = speech sounds that are not vowels
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2  —1 use as in:
in consonance with
Definition
in keeping with (or consistent with, or in harmony with)
  • And yet it is difficult to imagine an historical character whose activity was so unswervingly directed to a single aim; and it would be difficult to imagine any aim more worthy or more consonant with the will of the whole people.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (7% in)
consonant = in keeping
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