Definitions of consonant

  1. in keeping; " salaries agreeable with current trends"; " plans conformable with your wishes"; " expressed views concordant with his background"
  2. involving or characterized by harmony
  3. a speech sound that is not a vowel
  4. a letter of the alphabet standing for a spoken consonant
  5. Having agreement; congruous; consistent; according; -- usually followed by with or to.
  6. Having like sounds.
  7. harmonizing together; accordant; as, consonant tones, consonant chords.
  8. Of or pertaining to consonants; made up of, or containing many, consonants.
  9. An articulate sound which in utterance is usually combined and sounded with an open sound called a vowel; a member of the spoken alphabet other than a vowel; also, a letter or character representing such a sound.
  10. Harmonious; accordant.
  11. A sound which cannot be easily uttered except when combined with a vowel; a letter representing such a sound.
  12. Consonantly.
  13. Consistent: suitable.
  14. An articulation which can be sounded only with a vowel: a letter representing such a sound.
  16. A sound usually given only with a vowel, and represented by a consonant letter.
  17. Accordant; agreeable.
  18. Being in harmony; consistent.
  19. An alphabetic sound not easily uttered without a vowel; a letter representing such a sound.
  20. In accordance; agreeing in sound; consisting of consonants.
  21. A letter of the alphabet, as d or g, which cannot be sounded without the aid of a vowel.
  22. Agreeing; according; consistent; suitable.
  23. A letter which cannot be sounded without a vowel.

Usage examples for consonant

  1. It is a question, rather, as to which view is more consonant with reason and Scripture. – Love's Final Victory by Horatio
  2. Was it consonant with your dignity as a chief in the tribe to get so hot and angry about so small a value? – The British Barbarians by Grant Allen
  3. When tradition seems consonant with what Shakespeare has told us about himself, or with what Ben Jonson said of him, I shall use it with confidence. – The Man Shakespeare by Frank Harris
  4. If it was to be tolerated at all in correct society, it must at least be danced in a deliberate manner, consonant with the dignity of the English character. – Routledge's Manual of Etiquette by George Routledge
  5. No doubt the Genesis myth about Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden forms the background of it, but it is not consonant with the doctrine itself. – The New Theology by R. J. Campbell
  6. The old argument against miracles used to say that it is more consonant with experience that testimony should be false, than that a miracle should be true. – Expositions of Holy Scripture: Romans Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V) by Alexander Maclaren
  7. Applying these general considerations to the case of motion, we find that, even within the sphere of immediate sense- data, it is necessary, or at any rate more consonant with the facts than any other equally simple view, to distinguish instantaneous states of objects, and to regard such states as forming a compact series. – Our Knowledge of the External World as a Field for Scientific Method in Philosophy by Bertrand Russell
  8. As the abbey was much more frequent, and as a great part of the riches of the kingdom passed through the hands of the monk, and charity being consonant to the profession of that order, the weight of the poor chiefly lay upon the religious houses; this was the general mark for the indigent, the idle, and the impostor, who carried meanness in their aspect, and the words Christ Jesus in their mouth. – An History of Birmingham (1783) by William Hutton
  9. She had shrunk back a little from it, timid before the suspicion that she might like Peter more tempestuously and unreasonably than was consonant with self- mastery. – Rose MacLeod by Alice Brown
  10. The old account is probably the more reliable, as it is the more consonant with his previous career. – An Illustrated History of Ireland from AD 400 to 1800 by Mary Frances Cusack
  11. Had that been consonant with his ideas of justice he would not have made his visit to Hap House this morning. – Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope
  12. Did words not exactly consonant with truth pass between the ladies in their correspondence? – The Virginians by William Makepeace Thackeray
  13. Will the retired life I lead, be consonant with your tastes and wishes. – A Book For The Young by Sarah French
  14. A consideration of the actual state of affairs at the end of January, 1803, will perhaps guide us to an explanation which is more consonant with the grandeur of Napoleon's designs. – The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2) by John Holland Rose
  15. When the mouth is closed, as in the production of the consonant m, e. – The Brain and the Voice in Speech and Song by F. W. Mott
  16. Taylor adds that he was a man of an enlightened mind and extended views, and that it is now admitted his views were consonant with the best principles of education. – The Commercial Restraints of Ireland by John Hely Hutchinson
  17. It is most consonant to the true philosophy of our historical legal institutions to say that the spirit of personal liberty and individual right, which they embodied, was preserved and developed by a progressive growth and wise adaptation to new circumstances and situations of the forms and processes found fit to give, from time to time, new expression and greater effect to modern ideas of self- government.... – The American Judiciary by Simeon E. Baldwin, LLD
  18. Use a before all words beginning with a consonant sound, and use an before words beginning with a vowel sound, h mute, or h initial, if the accent is on any other syllable than the first. – 1001 Questions and Answers on Orthography and Reading by B. A. Hathaway
  19. Had Pitt remained in power, the Peace of Amiens would have been less one- sided, its maintenance more dignified; and the First Consul, who respected the strong but bullied the weak, would probably have acquiesced in a settlement consonant with the reviving prestige of England. – William Pitt and the Great War by John Holland Rose
  20. Loyal to both the allies, he managed to steer between their not always consonant aims while preserving his own independence, by taking what seemed, on the whole, the most liberal side in debated questions. – Cavour by Countess Evelyn Martinengo-Cesaresco