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SURD

 Dictionary entry overview: What does surd mean? 

SURD (noun)
  The noun SURD has 1 sense:

1. a consonant produced without sound from the vocal cords

  Familiarity information: SURD used as a noun is very rare.


SURD (adjective)
  The adjective SURD has 1 sense:

1. produced without vibration of the vocal cords

  Familiarity information: SURD used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SURD (noun)


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Meaning:

A consonant produced without sound from the vocal cords

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

surd; voiceless consonant

Hypernyms ("surd" is a kind of...):

consonant (a speech sound that is not a vowel)


SURD (adjective)


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Meaning:

Produced without vibration of the vocal cords

Synonyms:

surd; unvoiced; voiceless; hard

Context example:

unvoiced consonants such as 'p' and 'k' and 's'

Similar:

whispered (spoken in soft hushed tones without vibrations of the vocal cords)


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