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kənˈtɪn yu əntcon·tin·u·ant

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. continuant consonant, continuantadjective

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

  2. fricative, continuant, sibilant, spirant, stridentadjective

    of speech sounds produced by forcing air through a constricted passage (as `f', `s', `z', or `th' in both `thin' and `then')


  1. continuantnoun

    A linguistic sound other than a stop

  2. continuantnoun

    A determinant formed from a tridiagonal matrix.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Continuantadjective

    continuing; prolonged; sustained; as, a continuant sound

  2. Continuantnoun

    a continuant sound; a letter whose sound may be prolonged


  1. Continuant

    A continuant is a sound produced with an incomplete closure of the oral vocal tract. Among consonants, there are two broad categories of continuants, fricatives and approximants. Approximants are sometimes called frictionless continuants. Compare sonorant, which includes approximants, rhotics, and nasals but not fricatives. Both terms technically include vowels, but are frequently restricted to the context of consonants.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of continuant in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of continuant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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