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Definition of "sonant" [so•nant]

  • Voiced, as a speech sound. (adjective)
  • A voiced speech sound. (noun)
  • A syllabic consonant in Indo-European. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "sonant" in a sentence
  • "In verses marked 's' the last sonant is shorter than the average of the preceding sonants."
  • "Then I asked about a vowel and they said, "sonant" and then tried "unconsonant"."
  • "{Greek}, Æsop, whose name, involved in myth, possibly connects with: — “Æsopus et Aithiops idem sonant” says the sage."