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]
    • (Can we date this quote?), Francis Quarles, (Please provide the book title or journal name):
      absonant to nature

Antonyms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0198605751), page 9

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

absonant

  1. third-person plural present active indicative of absonō