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doc Definition of spirant
    English to English
    noun
  • a continuant consonant produced by breath moving against a narrowing of the vocal tract
  • source: WordNet 3.0
  • A term used differently by different authorities; -- by some as equivalent to fricative, - - that is, as including all the continuous consonants, except the nasals m, n, ng; with the further exception, by others, of the liquids r, l, and the semivowels w, y; by others limited to f, v, th surd and sonant, and the sound of German ch, -- thus excluding the sibilants, as well as the nasals, liquids, and semivowels. See Guide to Pronunciation, §§ 197-208.
  • source: Webster 1913
    adjective satellite
  • of speech sounds produced by forcing air through a constricted passage (as `f', `s', `z', or `th' in both `thin' and `then')
  • source: WordNet 3.0
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