Pronunciation GB: ˌkɒnsəˈnæntl, GA: ˌkɑnsəˈnænl

The name of a binary feature, often abbreviated to [cons].

[+cons] sounds are made with a radical obstruction — a complete closure of very close constriction — in the oral cavity and include plosives, fricatives, laterals and nasals. [-cons] sounds are made without such a radical obstruction and include vowels and median approximants.