continuant

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noun con·tin·u·ant \-yü-ənt\

Definition of continuant

  1. 1 :  something that continues or serves as a continuation

  2. 2 :  a speech sound (as a fricative or vowel) that is produced without a complete closure of the breath passage — compare stop

continuant

adjective

1861

First Known Use of continuant

1861


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