Pronunciation: (sō'nunt), [key]
1. sounding; having sound.
2. Phonet.voiced (opposed to surd).
1. a speech sound that by itself makes a syllable or subordinates to itself the other sounds in the syllable; a syllabic sound (opposed to consonant).
2. a voiced sound (opposed to surd).
3. (in Indo-European) a sonorant.
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