[kuh n-tin-yoo-uh nt]Phonetics
- a consonant, as f or s, that may be prolonged without change of quality.Compare stop(def 34).
- pertaining to or noting a continuant.
Origin of continuant
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- a speech sound, such as (l), (r), (f), or (s), in which the closure of the vocal tract is incomplete, allowing the continuous passage of the breath
- relating to or denoting a continuant
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