Vibrant consonant

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In phonetics, a vibrant is a class of consonant including taps and trills (a trill is, "sometimes referred to as a vibrant consonant."[1]). Spanish has two vibrants, /r/ and /ɾ/.

The term is sometimes used when it is not clear whether the rhotic (r-sound) in a language is a tap or a trill.

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  1. ^ Nicolosi, Lucille; Harryman, Elizabeth; Kresheck, Janet; eds. (2004). Terminology of Communication Disorders, p.84. Lippincott Williams & Wilkin. ISBN 9780781741965.