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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: Spirant (0.01110 detik)
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English → English (WordNet) Definition: spirant spirant adj : of speech sounds produced by forcing air through a constricted passage (as `f', `s', `z', or `th' in both `thin' and `then') [syn: fricative, sibilant] spirant n : a continuant consonant produced by breath moving against a narrowing of the vocal tract [syn: fricative consonant, fricative]
English → English (gcide) Definition: Spirant Spirant \Spi"rant\, n. [L. spirans, -antis, p. pr. of spirare to breathe. See Spirit.] (Phon.) A term used differently by different authorities; -- by some as equivalent to fricative, -- that is, as including all the continuous consonants, except the nasals m, n, ng; with the further exception, by others, of the liquids r, l, and the semivowels w, y; by others limited to f, v, th surd and sonant, and the sound of German ch, -- thus excluding the sibilants, as well as the nasals, liquids, and semivowels. See Guide to Pronunciation, [sect][sect] 197-208. [1913 Webster]


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