how to pronounce consonant


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the above transcription of consonant is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

consonant is pronounced in three syllables

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example pitch curve for pronunciation of consonant


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video examples of consonant pronunciation

An example use of consonant in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… going from a voiced consonant sound to …”

meanings of consonant


  1. Harmonizing together; accordant.
  2. Of or relating to consonants; made up of, or containing many, consonants.
  3. Having the same sound.
  4. Characterized by harmony or agreement.


  1. A letter representing the sound of a consonant.
  2. A sound that results from the passage of air through restrictions of the oral cavity; any sound that is not the dominant sound of a syllable, the dominant sound generally being a vowel.

consonant frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word consonant occurs in english on average 2.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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