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sonant (adj.)

1846, from Latin sonantem (nominative sonans), present participle of sonare "make a noise, sound" (from PIE root *swen- "to sound"). As a noun from 1849.

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Definitions of sonant from WordNet
1
sonant (n.)
a speech sound accompanied by sound from the vocal cords;
Synonyms: voiced sound
2
sonant (adj.)
produced with vibration of the vocal cords;
Synonyms: voiced / soft
From wordnet.princeton.edu