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

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