Origin of sonant
Related Words for sonantoral, lyric, voiced, singing, choral, vowel, sung, articulate, phonetic, pronounced, said, spoken, uttered, verbal, articulated, expressed, operatic, phonic, vocalic
Examples from the Web for sonant
Historical Examples of sonant
For 'voiced,' 'sonant,' 'soft,' or 'media' are sometimes used.New Latin Grammar
Charles E. Bennett
Far to the right lay what had once been called (horresco referens) the duckpond, where—Dulce sonant tenui gutture carmen aves.
On the other hand, z as the representative of sonant th, is legitimate in the broken English of a Frenchman.
The rule of surd to surd and sonant to sonant is neglected in most of the factitious specimens of broken English.
Far to the right lay what had once been called (hor resco referens) the duck-pond, where—Dulce sonant tenui gutture carmen aves.
- phonetics denoting a voiced sound capable of forming a syllable or syllable nucleus
- inherently possessing, exhibiting, or producing a sound
- phonetics a voiced sound belonging to the class of frictionless continuants or nasals (l, r, m, n, ŋ) considered from the point of view of being a vowel and, in this capacity, able to form a syllable or syllable nucleus
Word Origin for sonant
Word Origin and History for sonant
1846, from Latin sonantem (nominative sonans), present participle of sonare "make a noise," (see sonata). As a noun from 1849.