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Etymology edit

From sonorous +‎ -ant, 1930s.[1]

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  • IPA(key): /səˈnɔːɹ(ə)nt/, /ˈsɒn(ə)ɹ(ə)nt/

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sonorant (plural sonorants)

  1. (phonetics) A speech sound that is produced without turbulent airflow in the vocal tract; the generic term of vowel, approximant, nasal consonant, etc.
    Synonym: resonant
    Antonym: obstruent
    Hyponyms: approximant, glide, liquid, nasal

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