SONANT By N., Sam M.S. - 0 1. A vowel or a voiced con capable of forming a syllable or the nucleus of a syllable. 2. A nasal or liquid con that functions as a vowel. Compare semivowel. 3. Related to or having speech sounds. SONANT: "Sonant means to have speech sounds." Related Psychology Terms LANGUAGE (Psycholinguistics) SPEECH DISORDERS CEREBRAL CORTEX HEARING (AUDITION) SEMIVOWEL FRANZ, SHEPHERD IVORY PEAK-CLIPPING JUNG, CARL GUSTAV (1875-1961) SCHWA STAGGERED SPONDAIC WORD TEST (SSW) Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "SONANT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/sonant/ (accessed November 26, 2021).