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Adjective: continuant  kun'tin-yoo-unt
  1. Of speech sounds produced by forcing air through a constricted passage (as 'f', 's', 'z', or 'th' in both 'thin' and 'then')
    - fricative, sibilant, spirant, strident
Noun: continuant  kun'tin-yoo-unt
  1. Consonant articulated by constricting (but not closing) the vocal tract
    - continuant consonant

Derived forms: continuants

See also: soft

Type of: obstruent

Encyclopedia: Continuant