Entry: formants (n.)
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Definition: The characteristic pitch of a vowel-sound; spec. one of several characteristic bands of resonance, a combination of which determines the distinctive sound-quality of a vowel (or transf., of a musical instrument).
Other: I find linguistic terms much more interesting to learn than I do medical/physiological terms. Good - there are a few more coming.
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Source: Oxford English Dictionary