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consonantnoun [C]

uk   /ˈkɒn.sə.nənt/  us   /ˈkɑːn-/
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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in Arabic حَرْف ساكِن…
in Korean 모음…
in Malaysian konsonan…
in French consonne…
in Turkish ünsüz/sessiz harf…
in Italian consonante…
in Chinese (Traditional) 輔音, 輔音字母…
in Russian согласная буква…
in Polish spółgłoska…
in Vietnamese phụ âm…
in Spanish consonante…
in Portuguese consoante…
in Thai พยัญชนะ…
in German der Konsonant…
in Catalan consonant…
in Japanese 子音…
in Indonesian konsonan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 辅音, 辅音字母…
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