formant

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German Formant (formant), from Latin fōrmāns (shaping, forming, fashioning), present participle of fōrmō (I shape, form, fashion, format).

Noun[edit]

formant (plural formants)

  1. (physics, phonetics) A band of frequencies, in a sound spectrum, that have a greater intensity; they determine the quality of a sound; especially the characteristic sounds of the consonants.
    • 2012, Peter Ladefoged; Sandra Ferrari Disner, Vowels and Consonants, Kindle edition, New York: Wiley, →ISBN:
      The resonances of the vocal tract are called formants. Trying to hear the separate formants in a vowel is difficult. We are so used to a vowel being a single meaningful entity that it is difficult to consider it as a sound with separable bits. But it is possible to say vowels so that some of their component parts are more obvious.
  2. (linguistics) A morpheme occurring as an affix to a root or stem, forming an extended root or stem.

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Catalan[edit]

Verb[edit]

formant

  1. present participle of formar

French[edit]

Verb[edit]

formant

  1. present participle of former

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

fōrmant

  1. third-person plural present active indicative of fōrmō

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From fȏrma.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /fǒrmant/
  • Hyphenation: for‧mant

Noun[edit]

fòrmant m (Cyrillic spelling фо̀рмант)

  1. (grammar) formative

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References[edit]

  • formant” in Hrvatski jezični portal