What does sonant mean?

Definitions for sonant
ˈsoʊ nəntso·nant

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sonant, voiced sound(adj)

    a speech sound accompanied by sound from the vocal cords

  2. voiced, sonant, soft(adj)

    produced with vibration of the vocal cords

    "a frequently voiced opinion"; "voiced consonants such as `b' and `g' and `z'";


  1. sonant(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to sound; sounding.

  2. sonant(Adjective)


Webster Dictionary

  1. Sonant(adj)

    of or pertaining to sound; sounding

  2. Sonant(adj)

    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

  3. Sonant(noun)

    a sonant letter

  4. Origin: [L. sonans, -antis, p. pr. of sonare to sound. See Sound a noise.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sonant

    sō′nant, adj. sounding: pertaining to sound: uttered with sound, instead of breath alone, as certain alphabetic sounds.—ns. Sō′nance (Shak.), a call; Sō′nancy, sonant character. [L. sonans, -antis, pr.p. of sonāre, to sound.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sonant in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sonant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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