Synonyms for continuant
- 1. continuant consonant, continuant, obstruent
- usage: consonant articulated by constricting (but not closing) the vocal tract
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- 1. fricative, continuant, sibilant, spirant, strident, soft (vs. hard)
- usage: of speech sounds produced by forcing air through a constricted passage (as `f', `s', `z', or `th' in both `thin' and `then')