Confused and have questions? We’ve got answers. With Chegg Study, you can get step-by-step solutions to your questions from an expert in the field. If you rather get 1:1 study help, try 30 minutes of free online tutoring with Chegg Tutors.

Sonant

From Biology-Online Dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

sonant

1. Of or pertaining to sound; sounding.

2. Uttered, as an element of speech, with tone or proper vocal sound, as distinguished from mere breath sound; intonated; voiced; tonic; the opposite of nonvocal, or surd; sid of the vowels, semivowels, liquids, and nasals, and particularly of the consonants b, d, g hard, v, etc, as compared with their cognates p, t, k, f, etc, which are called nonvocal, surd, or aspirate.

A sonant letter.

Origin: L. Sonans, -antis, p.pr. Of sonare to sound.