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Definition of "consonantal" [con•so•nan•tal]

  • Of, relating to, or having the nature of a consonant. (adjective)
  • Containing a consonant or consonants. (adjective)

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 "consonantal" in a sentence
  • "These may all imply less familiar consonantal clusters, final sounds, etc so you have the plasticity of the mouth coming into play too."
  • "Hebrew is considered the Holy Language par excellence, but it is interesting to note that although the consonantal text of the Hebrew Bible must be reproduced according to precise orthographic rules for ritual purposes, the Jewish tradition permits translations of the text into other languages."
  • "The pair YA-SA-SA-RA-ME (TL Za 1) ~ A-SA-SA-RA-ME (PR Za 1) only suggests a consonantal onset but this then is poor evidence for a purported morpheme that's independent of the word it precedes."