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Meaning of word continuant from English dictionary with examples, synonyms and antonyms.

continuant   noun

Meaning : Consonant articulated by constricting (but not closing) the vocal tract.

Synonyms : continuant consonant

A consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it.

His stop consonants are too aspirated.
occlusive, plosive, plosive consonant, plosive speech sound, stop, stop consonant

continuant   adjective

Meaning : Of speech sounds produced by forcing air through a constricted passage (as `f', `s', `z', or `th' in both `thin' and `then').

Synonyms : fricative, sibilant, spirant, strident