Voiced consonant

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A voiced consonant is a consonant sound that is a voiced sound.

In English, using standard English phonemes, the voiced consonants are /b/ /v/ /ð/ /d/ /z/ /ʒ/ /ʤ/, /g/ along with nasals /m/ /n/ and /ŋ/ and semi-vowels /h/ /w/ /l/, /r/ and /j/.


Sound IPA notation Manner of articulation Place of articulation
voiced bilabial stop /b/ plosive bilabial
voiced velar stop /g/ plosive velar
voiced alveolar nasal /n/ nasal consonant alveolar
voiced bilabial nasal /m/ nasal consonant bilabial
voiced velar nasal /ŋ/ nasal consonant bilabial
Voiced alveolar stop /d/ plosive alevolar
Voiced alveolar sibilant /z/ fricative (sibilant) alveolar
Voiced dental fricative /ð/ fricative (non-sibilant) dental
Voiced labiodental fricative /v/ fricative (non-sibilant) labiodental
Voiced palato-alveolar sibilant /ʒ/ fricative (sibilant) palato-alveolar
Voiced palato-alveolar affricate /ʤ/ Affricate palato-alveolar
Voiced labio-velar approximant /w/ Approximant Labio-velar
Voiced alveolar lateral approximant /l/ Approximant alveolar lateral
Voiced alveolar approximant /r/ Approximant alveolar
Voiced palatal approximant /j/ Approximant Palatal


The sounds /b/, /v/, /ð/, /d/, /z/, /ʒ/, /ʤ/ and /g/ each form consonant pairs with corresponding voiced consonants.