consonant shift

noun Linguistics.

a set of changes that take place in the articulation of one or more consonant phonemes between an earlier and a later stage of a language.

Nearby words

  1. consolute,
  2. consomme,
  3. consommé,
  4. consonance,
  5. consonant,
  6. consonant system,
  7. consonantal,
  8. consonantal alliteration,
  9. consonantalize,
  10. consonantism

Origin of consonant shift

First recorded in 1885–90 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019