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Definition of consonant noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    consonant

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˈkɑnsənənt//
     
     
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  1. 1 a letter of the alphabet that represents a consonant sound, for example “b,” “c,” “d,” “f,” etc.
  2. 2(phonetics) a speech sound made by completely or partly stopping the flow of air being breathed out through the mouth compare vowel
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: consonant