Synonyms for spirant
- phonetic entity
- phonetic unit
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SPIRANT
In twien b 210 from twiga the spirant has disappeared, as in monie b 168.
When the lips are not tightly closed the sound produced is not a stop, but a spirant like the English w.
Spirant, spī′rant, n. a consonant which is fricative or continuable—opp.
Spirant, v like the ou in French oui, but later approximating to the w heard in some parts of Germany, Ed.
breathy consonant, 1862, from Latin spirans (genitive spirantis), present participle of spirare "to breathe, blow" (see spirit (n.)).