Definition of Formant

1. Noun. (physics) 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. ¹



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Definition of Formant

1. a characteristic component of the quality of a speech sound [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Formant

formalize
formalized
formalizer
formalizers
formalizes
formalizing
formally
formalness
formalnesses
formals
formalwear
formamidase
formamide
formamides
formamidopyridine-DNA glycosylase
formant (current term)
formants
format
formate
formate-NADP oxidoreductase
formate-tetrahydrofolate ligase
formate dehydrogenases
formate hydrogen lyase
formated
formates
formating
formatio
formatio reticularis
formation
formation rule

Literary usage of Formant

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1. Die fragmente der Vorsokratiker griechisch und deutsch by Hermann Diels (1903)
"... aliquid in se habere femi- ;(«(»! supra quam decus virile patiatur, vel formant insignem re! ..."

2. Die Fragmente der Vorsokratiker griechisch und deutsch by Hermann Diels (1903)
"... sed quia sit in feminina parte conceptos, aliquid in se höhere femi- neum supra quant decus virile patiatur, vel formant insignem vel nimium cando- retn ..."

3. The Anatomy of melancholy v. 3 by Robert Burton (1875)
"Her beauty belike, and come liness of person, that is commonly the main object, she is a most absolute form, in his eye at least, Oui formant Paphia et ..."

4. The Justice of the Peace and Parish Officer by Richard Burn (1836)
"An indictment concluded contra formant statuti; ... Thus, in case of a riot, the indictment need not conclude entra formant statuti, though prohibited by ..."

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