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From pre- +‎ consonant +‎ -al.


  • IPA(key): /pɹi.kɒn.səˈnæn.təl/


preconsonantal (not comparable)

  1. Immediately preceding a consonant or consonant sound.
    Antonym: prevocalic
    • 2005, José Ignacio Hualde, The Sounds of Spanish, Cambridge University Press, →ISBN, page 28:
      Thus, whereas practically all Caribbean speakers [of Spanish] aspirate preconsonantal and word-final /s/ [pronouncing it as [h]] to a certain extent (except, perhaps, for some radio announcers), this is a highly variable process and the highest indices of aspiration and deletion of /s/ are found in the most colloquial styles.

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