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Consonant vs. Alphabet — What's the Difference?

Consonant vs. Alphabet — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Consonant and Alphabet

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Consonant

In articulatory phonetics, a consonant is a speech sound that is articulated with complete or partial closure of the vocal tract. Examples are [p], pronounced with the lips; [t], pronounced with the front of the tongue; [k], pronounced with the back of the tongue; [h], pronounced in the throat; [f] and [s], pronounced by forcing air through a narrow channel (fricatives); and [m] and [n], which have air flowing through the nose (nasals).

Alphabet

An alphabet is a standardized set of basic written symbols or graphemes (called letters) that represent the phonemes of certain spoken languages. Not all writing systems represent language in this way; in a syllabary, each character represents a syllable, for instance, and logographic systems use characters to represent words, morphemes, or other semantic units.The first fully phonemic script, the Proto-Canaanite script, later known as the Phoenician alphabet, is considered to be the first alphabet, and is the ancestor of most modern alphabets, including Arabic, Cyrillic, Greek, Hebrew, Latin, and possibly Brahmic.

Consonant

Being in agreement or accord
Remarks consonant with our own beliefs.

Alphabet

The letters of a language, arranged in the order fixed by custom.

Consonant

Corresponding or alike in sound, as words or syllables.
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Alphabet

A system of characters or symbols representing sounds or things.

Consonant

Harmonious in sound or tone.

Alphabet

A set of basic parts or elements
"genetic markers ... that contain repeated sequences of the DNA alphabet"(Sandra Blakeslee).

Consonant

A speech sound produced by a partial or complete obstruction of the air stream by any of various constrictions of the speech organs, such as (p), (f), (r), (w), and (h).

Alphabet

The set of letters used when writing in a language.
The Greek alphabet has only twenty-four letters.
In the first year of school, pupils are taught to recite the alphabet.

Consonant

A letter or character representing such a speech sound.

Alphabet

A writing system in which letters represent phonemes. Contrast e.g. logography, a writing system in which each character represents a word, and syllabary, in which each character represents a syllable.

Consonant

(phonetics) A sound that results from the passage of air through restrictions of the oral cavity; any sound that is not the dominant sound of a syllable, the dominant sound generally being a vowel.

Alphabet

A writing system in which there are letters for the consonant and vowel phonemes. Contrast e.g. abjad.

Consonant

A letter representing the sound of a consonant.

Alphabet

(computer science) A typically finite set of distinguishable symbols.
Let L be a regular language over the alphabet \Sigma.

Consonant

Consistent, harmonious, compatible, or in agreement

Alphabet

An individual letter of an alphabet; an alphabetic character.

Consonant

Having the same sound.

Alphabet

The simplest rudiments; elements.

Consonant

(music) Harmonizing together; accordant.
Consonant tones; consonant chords

Alphabet

An agent of the FBI, the CIA, or another such government agency.

Consonant

Of or relating to consonants; made up of, or containing many, consonants.

Alphabet

(rare) To designate by the letters of the alphabet; to arrange alphabetically.

Consonant

Having agreement; congruous; consistent; according; - usually followed by with or to.
Each one pretends that his opinion . . . is consonant to the words there used.
That where much is given there shall be much required is a thing consonant with natural equity.

Alphabet

The letters of a language arranged in the customary order; the series of letters or signs which form the elements of written language.

Consonant

Having like sounds.
Consonant words and syllables.

Alphabet

The simplest rudiments; elements.
The very alphabet of our law.

Consonant

Harmonizing together; accordant; as, consonant tones, consonant chords.

Alphabet

To designate by the letters of the alphabet; to arrange alphabetically.

Consonant

Of or pertaining to consonants; made up of, or containing many, consonants.
No Russian whose dissonant consonant nameAlmost shatters to fragments the trumpet of fame.

Alphabet

A character set that includes letters and is used to write a language

Consonant

An articulate sound which in utterance is usually combined and sounded with an open sound called a vowel; a member of the spoken alphabet other than a vowel; also, a letter or character representing such a sound.

Alphabet

The elementary stages of any subject (usually plural);
He mastered only the rudiments of geometry

Consonant

A speech sound that is not a vowel

Consonant

A letter of the alphabet standing for a spoken consonant

Consonant

Involving or characterized by harmony

Consonant

In keeping;
Salaries agreeable with current trends
Plans conformable with your wishes
Expressed views concordant with his background

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