consonantal

or con·so·nan·tic

[ kon-suh-nan-tl ]
/ ˌkɒn səˈnæn tl /
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adjective

of, or of the nature of, a consonant.
marked by consonant sounds.

Nearby words

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

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

/ (ˌkɒnsəˈnæntəl) /

adjective

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

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