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so·nant

 (sō′nənt)
adj.
Voiced, as a speech sound.
n.
1. A voiced speech sound.
2. A syllabic consonant in Indo-European.

[Latin sonāns, sonant-, present participle of sonāre, to sound; see swen- in Indo-European roots.]

sonant

(ˈsəʊnənt)
adj
1. (Phonetics & Phonology) phonetics denoting a voiced sound capable of forming a syllable or syllable nucleus
2. inherently possessing, exhibiting, or producing a sound
n
(Phonetics & Phonology) phonetics a voiced sound belonging to the class of frictionless continuants or nasals (l, r, m, n, ŋ) considered from the point of view of being a vowel and, in this capacity, able to form a syllable or syllable nucleus
[C19: from Latin sonāns sounding, from sonāre to make a noise, resound]
ˈsonance n
sonantal, soˈnantic adj

so•nant

(ˈsoʊ nənt)

adj.
1. sounding; having sound.
2. (of a speech sound)
a. voiced (opposed to surd).
b. capable of itself forming a syllable or the nucleus of a syllable; syllabic.
n.
3. a speech sound that can itself form a syllable or the nucleus of a syllable, esp. a syllabic consonant.
4. a voiced speech sound.
[1840–50; < Latin sonānt-, s. of sonāns, present participle of sonāre to sound1; see -ant]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sonant - a speech sound accompanied by sound from the vocal cords
speech sound, phone, sound - (phonetics) an individual sound unit of speech without concern as to whether or not it is a phoneme of some language
Adj.1.sonant - produced with vibration of the vocal cords; "a frequently voiced opinion"; "voiced consonants such as `b' and `g' and `z'";

sonant

adjective
Produced by the voice:
Translations

sonant

(Ling, Phon)
nSonant m, → stimmhafter Laut
adjstimmhaft