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

  • adjective Articulated with relatively strong pressure of the airstream below the glottis, as in English (p) and (t) compared with (b) and (d).
  • noun A fortis consonant.

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  • adjective phonetics strongly articulated (of a consonant), hence voiceless

Etymologies

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

[Latin, strong; see fort.]

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Latin fortis ("strong").

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