Sunday, 18 March 2012

Entry: formants (n.)

In context: See previous.

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.

SNOOT score: 1

Source: Oxford English Dictionary

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