consonantal

or con·so·nan·tic

[kon-suh-nan-tl]

Origin of consonantal

First recorded in 1785–95; consonant + -al1
Related formscon·so·nan·tal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for consonantal

consonantal

adjective
  1. relating to, functioning as, or constituting a consonant, such as the semivowel w in English work
  2. consisting of or characterized by consonantsa consonantal cluster
Derived Formsconsonantally, adverb
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