Formant meaning

fôr'mənt
Any of several frequency regions of relatively great intensity in a sound spectrum, which together determine the characteristic quality of a vowel sound.
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Any one of the group of frequencies characterizing a given vowel sound.
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(physics) A band of frequencies, in a sound spectrum, that have a greater intensity; they determine the quality of a sound; especially the characteristic sounds of the consonants.
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Origin of formant

  • German from Latin fōrmāns fōrmant- present participle of fōrmāre to form from fōrma form
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition