of or relating to a sound characterized by stoppage or obstruction of the flow of air in the vocal tract; consonantlike.
a contoid sound.

Nearby words

  1. continuous-form,
  2. continuously variable transmission,
  3. continuum,
  4. continuum hypothesis,
  5. conto,
  6. contort,
  7. contorted,
  8. contortedly,
  9. contortion,
  10. contortionist

Compare vocoid.

Origin of contoid

First recorded in 1940–45; con(sonan)t + -oid Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019