absonant

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ab- (away) +‎ sonant (voiced sound), from Latin sonare (sound).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈæb.sə.nn̩t/, /ˈæb.snn̩t/

Adjective[edit]

absonant (comparative more absonant, superlative most absonant)

  1. (now rare) Discordant; harsh; contrary; unreasonable. [First attested in the mid 16th century.][1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 9