Definition of Dental consonant
1. Noun. A consonant articulated with the tip of the tongue near the gum ridge.
Generic synonyms: Consonant
Derivative terms: Alveolar
Lexicographical Neighbors of Dental Consonant
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. ..."