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consonant

1 noun
     
con‧so‧nant1 [countable]
1SL a speech sound made by partly or completely stopping the flow of air through your mouth [↪ vowel]
2SLA a letter that represents a consonant sound. The letters 'a', 'e', 'i', 'o', 'u', and sometimes 'y' represent vowels, and all the other letters are consonants

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