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.)
Words nearby consonants
How to use consonants in a sentence
An impatient pupil who never learns anything thoroughly often disregards the rule about silent consonants.
By all the sounded consonants we have—“Inhuman Civil War;” the latter shorter, more significant, and more easily remembered.
Sometimes only the initial consonants of the words or phrases or sentences are used.
Sometimes the first and last consonants of a word are used, and sometimes two consonants in the middle of a word.
The second word should indicate by its consonants the numbers of the bones to which the attachment is made.