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  1. consonants

    In articulatory phonetics, a consonant is a speech sound that is articulated with complete or partial closure of the vocal tract. Examples are [p] and [b], pronounced with the lips; [t] and [d], pronounced with the front of the tongue; [k] and [g], pronounced with the back of the tongue; [h], pronounced in the throat; [f], [v], and [s], pronounced by forcing air through a narrow channel (fricatives); and [m] and [n], which have air flowing through the nose (nasals). Contrasting with consonants are vowels. Since the number of speech sounds in the world's languages is much greater than the number of letters in any one alphabet, linguists have devised systems such as the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) to assign a unique and unambiguous symbol to each attested consonant. The English alphabet has fewer consonant letters than the English language has consonant sounds, so digraphs like ⟨ch⟩, ⟨sh⟩, ⟨th⟩, and ⟨ng⟩ are used to extend the alphabet, though some letters and digraphs represent more than one consonant. For example, the sound spelled ⟨th⟩ in "this" is a different consonant from the ⟨th⟩ sound in "thin". (In the IPA, these are [ð] and [θ], respectively.)

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of consonants in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of consonants in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of consonants in a Sentence

  1. Sarah Shepherd:

    Irish basically has a really beautiful musicality, they start at the top and go all the way down to the bottom. The other thing they do that adds to the beauty of it is they're soft on the consonants, like Ds and Ts. If( the Irish language) were a person, it'd be very sensitive and spiritual.

  2. Clifford V. Villalon:

    There are five vowels and eight consonants in the words smile, laugh and sob. Five letters for peace and eight letters for serenity.

  3. Frontman Jesse Hughes:

    I wish I had the right consonants and vowels so I could make the right sound for that feeling.

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