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1. continuant

noun. consonant articulated by constricting (but not closing) the vocal tract.

Synonyms

  • fricative consonant
  • fricative
  • continuant consonant
  • spirant

Antonyms

  • loud
  • noisy
  • tough
  • coldhearted

Etymology

  • -ant (English)
  • -ant (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • continue (English)
  • continuer (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

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2. continuant

adjective. of speech sounds produced by forcing air through a constricted passage (as f',s', z', orth' in both thin' andthen').

Synonyms

  • soft
  • fricative
  • sibilant
  • spirant

Antonyms

  • quiet
  • euphonious
  • beseeching
  • softness

Etymology

  • -ant (English)
  • -ant (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • continue (English)
  • continuer (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
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