Having like sounds.
An articulate sound which in utterance is usually combined and sounded with an open sound called a vowel; a member of the spoken alphabet other than a vowel; also, a letter or character representing such a sound.
Agreeable to the ear; pleasant-sounding. Compare "dissonant."
a speech sound made by partial or complete closure of part of the vocal tract, which obstructs air flow and causes audible friction in varying amounts. an alphabet letter used in representing any of these sounds. referring to such a sound or letter.
phone which is produced by audible friction in the vocal tract and can be described minimally by its point of articulation (the place where the air is obstructed), manner of articulation (whether the air is partially or completely obstructed), and by voicing (whether the larynx vibrates or not).
One of the two main classes of speech sounds, produced by a constriction or closure at one or more points in the breath channel. Examples: /b/, /c/, /d/, /f/ sounds. Complementary term: vowel.
all letters except vowels
Typically, in terms of sound production, a consonant is a sound which is obstructed in some way by tongue or lip contact as in /k/ keep or /b/ beep, as opposed to the unobstructed sound of a vowel. In terms of the sound system, a consonant is a sound that typically occurs at the beginning or end of the syllable rather than the middle, thus contrasting with vowel.
a speech sound that is not a vowel
a letter of the alphabet standing for a spoken consonant
in keeping; "salaries agreeable with current trends"; "plans conformable with your wishes"; "expressed views concordant with his background"
a letter in the alphabet that isn't a vowel -- that is, a letter other than a,e,i,o,u
a phoneme or a speech sound characterized by some degree of closure of the vocal tract
a sound in spoken language (or alphabetic letter denoting the sound) that has no vocal sound of its own but relies upon a nearby vowel with which it can sound
a sound Sound is a series of mechanical compressions and rarefactions or longitudinal waves that succesively pass one into another and propagate through materials (medium) that are at least a little compressible (solid, liquid or gas but not vacuum)
a speech sound produced by hindering the airstream through the vocal tract
(con·so·nant) speech sound other than vowel: a speech sound produced by partly or totally blocking the path of air through the mouth, or the corresponding letter of the alphabet.
A sound other than a vowel, involving some degree of closing down the airflow through your mouth, such as , , or .
Every letter sound except a,e,i,o,u.
one of a class of speech sounds characterized by constriction or closure at one or more points in the breath channel. It contrasts with a vowel. Welsh has a couple of consonants that are not consonant with English, such as "ch", "rh" and "ll".
speech sound marked by constriction or closure in the breath channel. 2. letter other than a, e, i, and .
one of 21 letters in the English alphabet, namely, 'b,c,d,f,g,h,j,k,l,m,n,p,q,r,s,t,v,w,x,y,z'
One of the basic categories of speech sound. Consonants typically (a) are characterised by constriction or closure of the vocal tract, (b) are the onsets or codas, never the nuclei, of syllables.
A speech sound characterized by constriction or closure at one or more points in the breath channel. In contrast, a vowel is an unrestricted sound. In some ancient languages (Hebrew, for example) only the consonant sounds had corresponding written characters (letters). Thus, the alphabet used by the Hebrew Scripture writers consisted only of consonant sound symbols and did not record vowel sounds.
All the letters of the alphabet except a,e,i,o and u (see also vowel).
an alphabetic element other than a vowel
a "hard sound" like "K", "N", "TH" (compare "vowel", below)
a speech sound made by a narrowing in the vocal tract so that airflow is blocked or restricted; the written symbol used to represent such a sound.
the other letters that are not vowels.
a letter and a sound. Consonants are the letters of the alphabet except for the vowels a, e, i, o, u and sometimes and .
In articulatory phonetics, a consonant is a sound in spoken language that is characterized by a closure or stricture of the vocal tract sufficient to cause audible turbulence. The word consonant comes from Latin and means "sounding with" or "sounding together," the idea being that consonants don't sound on their own, but occur only with a nearby vowel, which is the case in Latin. This conception of consonants, however, does not reflect the modern linguistic understanding which defines consonants in terms of vocal tract constriction.