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NOUN (1)

1. consonant articulated by constricting (but not closing) the vocal tract;
[syn: continuant consonant, continuant]


ADJECTIVE (1)

1. of speech sounds produced by forcing air through a constricted passage (as `f', `s', `z', or `th' in both `thin' and `then');
[syn: fricative, continuant, sibilant, spirant, strident]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Continuant \Con*tin"u*ant\, a. Continuing; prolonged; sustained; as, a continuant sound. -- n. A continuant sound; a letter whose sound may be prolonged. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

continuant adj 1: of speech sounds produced by forcing air through a constricted passage (as `f', `s', `z', or `th' in both `thin' and `then') [syn: fricative, continuant, sibilant, spirant, strident] n 1: consonant articulated by constricting (but not closing) the vocal tract [syn: continuant consonant, continuant] [ant: occlusive, plosive, plosive consonant, plosive speech sound, stop, stop consonant]