Letters of the alphabet that stand for sounds often made with a closed or partially closed mouth: B, C, D, F, G, H, J, K, L, M, N, P, Q, R, S, T, V, W, X, Z, and sometimes Y (as in yellow). (Compare vowels.)
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Example sentences from the Web for consonants
Remember your consonants are of as great value as your vowels.What Every Singer Should Know|Millie Ryan
This refers to a twofold mode of pronouncing the Palatal and Lingual consonants, whether plain or aspirated.Elements of Gaelic Grammar|Alexander Stewart
The transposition of consonants, especially when s is one of them, is not uncommon in modern Cornish English.The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries|W. Y. Evans Wentz
Consonants are produced by partial or complete closing of the channel by interference of the lips, tongue, teeth and soft palate.The Head Voice and Other Problems|D. A. Clippinger
He drew a strong line of distinction between the names and the sounds of the consonants.