consonant : Definition, Usages, News and More
- n a speech sound that is not a vowel
- n a letter of the alphabet standing for a spoken consonant
- s involving or characterized by harmony
- s in keeping
- The idea of a community kitchen was consonant with the neighborhood's intent of giving the poor a helping hand during the bad times.
News & Articles
- Altitude may influence sounds of languages
KRISTEN BUTLER, UPI.com Certain consonant sounds are found only in languages spoken at high altitudes, according to new research.
June 13, 2013 - UPI
- Does altitude determine the way we speak?
A University of Miami anthropologist discovered a link between languages that possess a certain consonant sound and their altitude. Does geography shape how our languages sound?
June 13, 2013 - The Christian Science Monitor
- Altitude May Influence Language Sounds
The lower air pressure at high altitudes may be a factor in why ejective consonants are more popular in languages spoken higher up. Sophie Bushwick reports
June 12, 2013 - Scientific American via Yahoo! News
- Dick Marty in Washington Post
People in the CIA felt these things were not consonant with the sort of intelligence work they normally do,Marty said.
- Barack Obama in Bloomberg
It was very important to make sure that any provisions that were there, were consonant with our obligations under WTO and Nafta and I think that was achieved,Obama said.
- Chris Potter in Jazz Police
Recently, Nate Chinen (Jazz Times) described Underground as "an aggressive but consonant progressivism, often but not always rock-infused."