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. ^ “absonant” in Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors, The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2002, ISBN 978-0-19-860457-0, page 9.

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

absonant

  1. third-person plural present active indicative of absonō