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consonantnoun [C]

us   /ˈkɑn·sə·nənt/
grammar a speech sound produced by human beings when the breath that flows out through the mouth is blocked by the teeth, tongue, or lips
grammar A consonant is also a letter that represents a sound produced in this way: Except for the vowels in English – a, e, i, o, u, and sometimes y – all the letters are consonants.
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consonantnoun [C]

uk   /ˈkɒn.sə.nənt/ us   /ˈkɑːn.sə.nənt/
B1 one of the speech sounds or letters of the alphabet that is not a vowel. Consonants are pronounced by stopping the air from flowing easily through the mouth, especially by closing the lips or touching the teeth with the tongue.
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Translations of “consonant”
in Korean 모음…
in Arabic حَرْف ساكِن…
in Malaysian konsonan…
in French consonne…
in Russian согласная буква…
in Chinese (Traditional) 輔音, 輔音字母…
in Italian consonante…
in Turkish ünsüz/sessiz harf…
in Polish spółgłoska…
in Spanish consonante…
in Vietnamese phụ âm…
in Portuguese consoante…
in Thai พยัญชนะ…
in German der Konsonant…
in Catalan consonant…
in Japanese 子音…
in Chinese (Simplified) 辅音, 辅音字母…
in Indonesian konsonan…
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