Phonet. any one of the group of frequencies characterizing a given vowel sound
Origin of formantGerman from Classical Latin formans (gen. formantis), present participle of formare, form
Any of several frequency regions of relatively great intensity in a sound spectrum, which together determine the characteristic quality of a vowel sound.
Origin of formantGerman from Latin fōrmāns fōrmant- present participle of fōrmāre to form from fōrma form