[ stˈɒp kˈɒnsənənt], [ stˈɒp kˈɒnsənənt], [ s_t_ˈɒ_p k_ˈɒ_n_s_ə_n_ə_n_t]
Stop consonants are sounds produced by the complete obstruction of the airflow in the mouth. The antonyms for this type of consonant would be ones that describe sounds produced without complete obstruction of airflow. These could include fricatives, which are produced by the partial obstruction of airflow, such as hissing or buzzing sounds. Another antonym could be nasal consonants, which are produced through the nasal cavity rather than the mouth. These sounds include "m" and "n" and are created by directing airflow through the nasal passage. Stop consonants provide a sharp, abrupt sound, so opposite sounds would include those that are softer and more drawn out.
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