continuant

[kuh n-tin-yoo-uh nt]Phonetics
adjective
  1. pertaining to or noting a continuant.

Origin of continuant

1600–10; < Latin continuant-, stem of continuāns, present participle of continuāre to continue; see -ant
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Examples from the Web for continuant

Historical Examples of continuant

  • The passage would be too narrow, there would be friction, and a continuant would be the result (see § 34).

  • Continuant nostre routte, navigasmes par trois jours sans rien descouvrir.

    Crotchet Castle

    Thomas Love Peacock


British Dictionary definitions for continuant

continuant

noun
  1. 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
adjective
  1. relating to or denoting a continuant
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