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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A continuant consonant produced by breath moving against a narrowing of the vocal tract adj. - Of speech sounds produced by forcing air through a constricted passage (as `f', `s', `z', or `th' in both `thin' and `then').

Usage examples (18)
  • When the lips are not tightly closed the sound produced is not a stop, but a spirant like the
  • In Late Latin there was a tendency to this spirant pronunciation which appears as early as the beginning of the 2nd century
  • For (archaic) Sindarin a sign for a spirant m (or nasal v) was required, and since this could best be provided by a reversal of the sign for m, the reversible No. 6 was...
  • In the rearrangement of the Angerthas the following principles are observable (evidently inspired by the Fëanorian system): (1) adding a stroke to a branch added ‘voice’; (2)... for more
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