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synonyms for spirant

  • affricate
  • click
  • consonant
  • diphthong
  • fricative
  • implosive
  • liquid
  • phone
  • phonetic entity
  • phonetic unit
  • plosive
  • sibilant
  • sonant
  • syllable
  • vocable
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How to use spirant in a sentence

When the lips are not tightly closed the sound produced is not a stop, but a spirant like the English w.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 3, PART 1, SLICE 1VARIOUS
Spirant, spī′rant, n. a consonant which is fricative or continuable—opp.
CHAMBERS'S TWENTIETH CENTURY DICTIONARY (PART 4 OF 4: S-Z AND SUPPLEMENTS)VARIOUS
Spirant, v like the ou in French oui, but later approximating to the w heard in some parts of Germany, Ed.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 16, SLICE 3VARIOUS
In twien b 210 from twiga the spirant has disappeared, as in monie b 168.
SELECTIONS FROM EARLY MIDDLE ENGLISH 1130-1250: PART II: NOTESVARIOUS
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO SPIRANT

  • affricate
  • click
  • consonant
  • diphthong
  • fricative
  • implosive
  • liquid
  • phone
  • phonetic entity
  • phonetic unit
  • plosive
  • sibilant
  • sonant
  • spirant
  • syllable
  • vocable
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.