Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The voiced velar nasal consonant having the sound (ng), as represented by the ng of sing and the n of sink.
  • noun The symbol (ŋ) used to represent this sound in some phonetic transcription systems and various other writing systems based on the Roman alphabet.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From Greek agma, the sound engma (perhaps influenced by eng).]

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