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spirant

synonym (synonym of spirant)

  • (noun.communication)
    a continuant consonant produced by breath moving against a narrowing of the vocal tract (noun.communication)
     
  • (adj.all)
    of speech sounds produced by forcing air through a constricted passage (as `f', `s', `z', or `th' in both `thin' and `then') (adj.all)
     

similar (similar with spirant)

  • of speech sounds produced by forcing air through a constricted passage (as `f', `s', `z', or `th' in both `thin' and `then') (adj.all)
    (of speech sounds); produced with the back of the tongue raised toward the hard palate; characterized by a hissing or hushing sound (as `s' and `sh') (adj.all)
     

hypernym (spirant IS A KIND OF .... relation)

  • a continuant consonant produced by breath moving against a narrowing of the vocal tract (noun.communication)
    consonant articulated by constricting (but not closing) the vocal tract (noun.communication)
     

hyponym (.... IS A KIND OF spirant relation)

  • (noun.communication)
    a consonant characterized by a hissing sound (like s or sh) (noun.communication)
     

derivation (.... is derived from spirant)

  • (noun.time)
    the property of enduring or continuing in time (noun.time)
     
  • (verb.communication)
    make a sharp hissing sound, as if to show disapproval (verb.communication)
     
  • (verb.communication)
    utter a sibilant (verb.communication)
     
synonym similar hypernym hyponym derivation fricative fricative consonant continuant sibilant soft continuant continuant consonant sibilant sibilant consonant sibilant sibilant consonant continuance hiss sibilate siss

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