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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a speech sound accompanied by sound from the vocal cords;
[syn: sonant, voiced sound]


1. produced with vibration of the vocal cords;
- Example: "a frequently voiced opinion"
- Example: "voiced consonants such as `b' and `g' and `z'";
[syn: voiced, sonant, soft]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Sonant \So"nant\, a. [L. sonans, -antis, p. pr. of sonare to sound. See Sound a noise.] 1. Of or pertaining to sound; sounding. [1913 Webster] 2. (Phonetics) Uttered, as an element of speech, with tone or proper vocal sound, as distinguished from mere breath sound; intonated; voiced; vocal; tonic; the opposite of nonvocal, or surd; -- said 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. -- n. A sonant letter. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

sonant adj 1: produced with vibration of the vocal cords; "a frequently voiced opinion"; "voiced consonants such as `b' and `g' and `z'"; [syn: voiced, sonant, soft] [ant: hard, surd, unvoiced, voiceless] n 1: a speech sound accompanied by sound from the vocal cords [syn: sonant, voiced sound]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

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