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Any of several frequency regions of relatively great intensity in a sound spectrum, which together determine the characteristic quality of a vowel sound.

[German, from Latin fōrmāns, fōrmant-, present participle of fōrmāre, to form, from fōrma, form.]
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(General Physics) acoustics phonetics any of several frequency ranges within which the partials of a sound, esp a vowel sound, are at their strongest, thus imparting to the sound its own special quality, tone colour, or timbre
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(ˈfɔr mənt)

one of the regions of concentration of energy, prominent on a sound spectrogram, that collectively constitute the frequency spectrum of a speech sound.
[1900–05; < German (1894)]
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