A setting about; a beginning; -- used especially of diseases or pathological symptoms.
To set about; to begin.
The part of a syllable before the first vowel sound. For example, in the word dog, /d/ is the onset.
The consonants preceding the vowel of a syllable, (e.g., str in strip).
all of the sounds in a word that came before the first vowel
The initial consonant sound(s) in a monosyllabic word. This unit is smaller than a syllable but may be larger than a phoneme (the onset of bag is ; of swim is sw-).
an initial consonant and a rhyme is what follows
the part of a syllable preceding the syllable peak or nucleus; normally, the consonants preceding the vowel of a syllable.
The part of the syllable that precedes the vowel (e.g. in hop, and /sk/ in scotch). Some syllables have no onset, as in un or on. See Rime
The beginning of a syllable.
Consists of all the letters up to the vowel (e.g. initial consonants blends, and consonant digraphs). Psychologists tell us that out brains automatically separate unknown words into their onsets and rimes.
The part of the word that comes before the vowel.
The part of the syllable that precedes the vowel of a syllable. In the case of multi-syllabic words, each syllable has an onset. For example; the onset of the word PILL is /p/. Contrast with rime.
The initial consonant ( i.e., the onset of bag is and the onset of swim is sw)
The initial consonant sound or sounds that come before the vowel in a syllable; part of the onset rime unit. Examples: |f| is the onset in the word ´fine´; |gr| is the onset in the word ´green´.
The initial consonant sound (or sounds) that come before the vowel in a syllable. For example, the onset of cat is . (The remainder of the word - at - is called a rime.)