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See also: Formant
formant (plural formants)
- (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.
- (linguistics) A morpheme occurring as an affix to a root or stem, forming an extended root or stem.
- present participle of formar
fòrmant m (Cyrillic spelling фо̀рмант)
Declension of formant
- “formant” in Hrvatski jezični portal