For 'voiced,' 'sonant,' 'soft,' or 'media' are sometimes used.
The rule of surd to surd and sonant to sonant is neglected in most of the factitious specimens of broken English.
sonant melliflua hymnorum organa, suavissima angelorum melodia, cantica canticorum mira!
His hands moved quietly; his voice was clear and sonant; his words were few and polite.
Surdimū′tism, the condition of being deaf and dumb; Surd′ity, want of sonant quality.
As if the 'internal evidence' of a poem containing no sonant final -e is not enough to condemn it at once.
Although the sonant is much longer when accented, the ratio between the sonant and the following interval is not definite.
Ebhardt's suggestion that there are two significant parts in each foot-element, viz., sonant and pause, does not seem good.
Far to the right lay what had once been called (horresco referens) the duckpond, where—Dulce sonant tenui gutture carmen aves.
The language is of late date, and the sonant final -e is decidedly scarce.