nonvocalic
nonvocalic onvocalic adj. (Phonology) not vocalic; not having vowel character; -- used of liquids and nasals. Opposite of {vocalic}.

Syn: consonantal, nonsyllabic. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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