[Word-ology] Consonant = Con+Son+Ant

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Before today’s learning, let’s check the answers to the last episode.

dissension=dis [not]+sens[sense]+us [n.]

Definition:disagree;conflict of opinions

commonsensical=common [common]+sens[sense]+-ic+-al[a]

Definition: exhibiting native good judgment


Today we will learn the new roots “son“. It means “sound” and are used in many words. Let’s see the word “consonant” together.

In the word “consonant“, “con” means “together“, “son” means “sound” and “ant” at the end of the word indicates that the word is a adjective. By combining them together we can deduce that “consonant” means “make sound together; of the same sound“.

In Cambridge Dictionary, “consonant” means “involving or characterized by harmony “, which is highly similar to what we’ve deduced.

Here are one examples to use “consonant” :

They’re these building blocks that support the melody and they have to change for that melody to be consonant all the time.


Now it’s your time to figure out the meanings of the following words!

dissonance= dis[apart] + son[sound] + ance(n.)

resonant= re- [back] + son[sound] +ant (a.)


That’s all for [Word-ology] today!

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