Definitions of sonant
  1. adjective
    produced with vibration of the vocal cords
    synonyms: soft, voiced
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    hard, surd, unvoiced, voiceless
    produced without vibration of the vocal cords
    spoken in soft hushed tones without vibrations of the vocal cords
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  2. noun
    a speech sound accompanied by sound from the vocal cords
    synonyms: voiced sound
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    type of:
    phone, sound, speech sound
    (phonetics) an individual sound unit of speech without concern as to whether or not it is a phoneme of some language
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