Definition of Dental consonant

1. Noun. A consonant articulated with the tip of the tongue near the gum ridge.

Exact synonyms: Alveolar, Alveolar Consonant, Dental
Generic synonyms: Consonant
Derivative terms: Alveolar

Lexicographical Neighbors of Dental Consonant

dental bulb
dental calculus
dental canals
dental caps
dental care
dental caries
dental cast
dental casting investment
dental casting technique
dental cavity lining
dental cavity preparation
dental cement
dental cementum
dental clasps
dental clinics
dental consonant (current term)
dental cord
dental crest
dental crypt
dental curing
dental cuticle
dental debonding
dental device
dental disinfectant
dental drill
dental dysfunction
dental enamel
dental enamel hypoplasia
dental enamel permeability
dental enamel proteins

Literary usage of Dental consonant

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Monsee Fragments by George Allison Hench, Augustine, Isidore, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (1890)
"... 6. an Germ. au, not followed by h or a dental consonant, appears unchanged: anga, augit, auh etc. Before h or a dental consonant (d, t, z, n, ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1890)
"It is tolerably certain that in Latin » represented the labial and not the labio-dental consonant. The arguments in favour of this view are singly not very ..."

3. A Short Comparative Grammar of English and German: As Traced Back to Their by Victor Henry (1894)
"In fact, it vanished in any position, even after a dental consonant, since German regularly has er sandte (he sent), gesandt (sent), beredt (eloquent), ..."

4. From Latin to Spanish by Paul M. Lloyd (1987)
"... When the bilabial appeared in a syllable-final position, it remained bilabial for some time, although before a dental consonant assimilation began quite ..."

5. An Introduction to Greek and Latin Etymology by John Peile (1869)
"... and dental vowels, the labial vowel should be found in preference in connection with a labial consonant, and the dental vowel with a dental consonant. ..."

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