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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A letter of the alphabet or speech sound that is not a vowel.

Usage examples (32)
  • If you took out every consonant from our alphabet, we would have fewer words to use.
  • In monosyllables a single vowel before a single consonant is short; as stag, frog.
  • That's because English favors closed syllables (ending in consonant) while French prefers open syllables (ending in a vowel).
  • He might well be called the consonant-using animal. for more
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