- Phonetics. a vowel or a voiced consonant or semivowel that is neither a stop nor an affricate, as, in English, (m, ng, n, l, r, y, w).
Origin of resonant
Synonyms for resonant
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As I walked across the non-resonant, carpeted stone floor I had the most curious set of sensations I have ever experienced.Shapes that Haunt the Dusk
- (of sound) resounding or re-echoing
- producing or enhancing resonance, as by sympathetic vibration
- characterized by resonance
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Word Origin and History for non-resonant
1590s, from Latin resonantem (nominative resonans), present participle of resonare (see resonance).
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