Word of the Day: Consonant
con-so-nant / kŏn-sə-nənt
1. in agreement
Nature is very consonant and conformable with herself.
Isaac Newton, 1643 – 1727
2. sounding harmonious
A consonant interval or chord is one which sounds stable and pleasant.
“Consonance and Dissonance Facts for Kids” ‘Kiddle’, https://kids.kiddle.co/Consonance_and_dissonance, May 22, 2020
3. of words or syllables, having the same sound that repeats
For instance, the words chuckle, fickle, and kick are consonant with one another, due to the existence of common interior consonant sounds (/ck/).
LiteraryDevices Editors, “Consonance” Literary Devices.net.2013. https://literarydevices.net/consonance, accessed July 28, 2020
4. pertaining to a letter of the alphabet that is not a vowel
The 21 consonant letters in the English alphabet are B, C, D, F, G, H, J, K, L, M, N, P, Q, R, S, T, V, X, Z, W and Y.
“What is a Consonant” ‘Twinkl’ https://www.twinkl.com/teaching-wiki/consonant
1. a letter in the alphabet other than a vowel, pronounced by constriction or obstruction of the flow of air when speaking
Words of one syllable, ending in a consonant; with a single vowel before it, double the consonant in derivatives; as, ship, shipping, etc.
“The Handy Cyclopedia of Things Worth Knowing” by Joseph Triemens, ? –