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 f&omacron;rmans, f&omacron;rmant-, present participle of f&omacron;rmare, to form, from f&omacron;rma, form.