consonant : Definition, Usages, News and More

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kon suh nuhnt

  • 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, 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."

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