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Voiced, as a speech sound.
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.]
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1. (Phonetics & Phonology) phonetics denoting a voiced sound capable of forming a syllable or syllable nucleus
2. inherently possessing, exhibiting, or producing a sound
(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
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(ˈsoʊ nənt)

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.
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]
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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'";
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Produced by the voice:
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(Ling, Phon)
nSonant m, → stimmhafter Laut
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References in classic literature ?
Sonant melliflua hymnorum organa, suavissima angelorum melodia, cantica canticorum mira !
Huc quidquid fetu genuit natura sinistro miscetur: non spuma canum quibus unda timori est, viscera non lyncis, non durae nodus hyaenae defuit et cerui pastae serpente medullae, non puppim retinens Euro tendente rudentis in mediis echenais aquis oculique draconum quaeque sonant feta tepefacta sub alite saxa, non Arabum volucer serpens innataque rubris aequoribus custos pretiosae vipera conchae aut viventis adhuc Libyci membrana cerastae aut cinis Eoa positi phoenicis in ara.
472 rvo: serenissime princeps, uerba thematis assumpta et coram maiestate uestra declaranda sunt uerba regis Dauid in Psalmis et uersa de latino in lingua uulgari nostra ad propositum meum sonant quod iustitia et pax his diebus elapsis erunt in maxima tristitia.
His prose discussion of the formation of "speech-sounds" (his term) is lengthy and often difficult to decipher, because he employs his own proprietary terminology (such as "flatus," "sonant," "murmur," "check," "jerk," "slur," "click," "buzz," "hiss," "hum," and "snort"), and because much of the discussion is peppered with references to the speech habits of southern England in the 1880s.
Drugo je potpoglavlje posveceno osnovama na sonant. U njemu se opisuju tvorenice sufiksima *-e < *-en, *mg < *-men-, *-my < *-mdn-, *-tel(jb) < *-tel(ja)-, *-ter- < *-ter-, *-ver- < *-wer-, *-g < *-ent- i *-jen- < *-yan-, *-yen-.
The data below shows the existence of the consonant sounds and Table 6 illustrates the comparison of the sonant plosive consonants between the MP and the ISP.
The made observations indicated that the responses are affected by the background component, while their sonant component turns to be negligible due large aerodynamic damping of the conductors.
Hyundai Motor Company (KSE: 005380), a South Korea-based automaker, has announced that Sonant and Elantra made it to the list of the top 10 best-selling models in the United States in 2011.
It has one minor but annoying flaw, namely, a number of the mistakes in Latin citations that should and could have been easily avoided, such as "Christus igitur sonant haec omnia" (241), "occultos peccatis Deo cognitis" (284), "alta et secreto iudicio" (286), and "occulto iustitio" (307).
In Book I (Tomus Primus) he writes, 'Humanae aures verba nostra talia indicant, qualia foris sonant. Divina vero iudicia talia esse audiunt qualia ex intimis preferentur', p.