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Meaning of CONTINUANT

Pronunciation:  kun'tinyoount

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  consonant articulated by constricting (but not closing) the vocal tract
 

CONTINUANT is a 10 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: continuant consonant
 
 Antonyms: occlusive, plosive, plosive consonant, plosive speech sound, stop, stop consonant
 
 See Also: consonant, fricative, fricative consonant, liquid, nasal, nasal consonant, spirant

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Con*tin"u*ant\, a.
Continuing; prolonged; sustained; as, a continuant sound. --
n. A continuant sound; a letter whose sound may be prolonged.

 

 

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