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so•no•rant



Pronunciation: (su-nôr'unt, -nōr'-, sō-), [key] Phonet.

n.
1. a voiced sound that is less sonorous than a vowel but more sonorous than a stop or fricative and that may occur as either a sonant or a consonant, as (l, r, m, n, y, w).
2. a speech sound characterized by relatively free air passage through some channel, as a vowel, semivowel, liquid, or nasal. Cf. obstruent.

adj.
of, pertaining to, or having the properties of a sonorant.

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