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Definition of Consonant


  1. Having agreement; congruous; consistent; according; -- usually followed by with or to.
  2. Having like sounds.
  3. harmonizing together; accordant; as, consonant tones, consonant chords.
  4. Of or pertaining to consonants; made up of, or containing many, consonants.
  5. 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.

Consonant Translations

consonant in Dutch is consonant, medeklinker
consonant in French is consonne
consonant in German is Konsonant, Mitlaut
consonant in Portuguese is consoante
consonant in Spanish is consonante