Share this entry

Share this page

absonant

Line breaks: ab¦son|ant
Pronunciation: /ˈabs(ə)nənt
 
/

Definition of absonant in English:

adjective

archaic

Origin

mid 16th century: from Latin ab- 'away, from' + sonant- 'sounding' (from the verb sonare), on the pattern of words such as dissonant.

Definition of absonant in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day tenebrous
Pronunciation: ˈtɛnɪbrəs
adjective
dark; shadowy or obscure