sonance

sonance

[soh-nuhns]
noun
1.
the condition or quality of being sonant.
2.
a sound; a tune.

Origin:
1590–1600; son- + -ance


1. voice, sound, noise.
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sonant (ˈsəʊnənt)
 
adj
1.  phonetics denoting a voiced sound capable of forming a syllable or syllable nucleus
2.  inherently possessing, exhibiting, or producing a sound
 
n
3.  phonetics a voiced sound belonging to the class of frictionless continuants or nasals (l, r, m, n, ) considered from the point of view of being a vowel and, in this capacity, able to form a syllable or syllable nucleus
 
[C19: from Latin sonāns sounding, from sonāre to make a noise, resound]
 
'sonance
 
n
 
sonantal
 
adj
 
so'nantic
 
adj

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