continuant consonant

Definitions of continuant consonant
  1. noun
    consonant articulated by constricting (but not closing) the vocal tract
    synonyms: continuant
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    occlusive, plosive, plosive consonant, plosive speech sound, stop, stop consonant
    a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it
    fricative, fricative consonant, spirant
    a continuant consonant produced by breath moving against a narrowing of the vocal tract
    sibilant, sibilant consonant
    a consonant characterized by a hissing sound (like s or sh)
    type of:
    a consonant that is produced with a partial or complete blockage of the airflow from the lungs through the nose or mouth
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