Definition of Continuant consonant
1. Noun. Consonant articulated by constricting (but not closing) the vocal tract.
Generic synonyms: Obstruent
Specialized synonyms: Fricative, Fricative Consonant, Spirant
Antonyms: Stop Consonant
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Continuant Consonant
Literary usage of Continuant consonant
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Pronunciation of Standard English in America by George Philip Krapp (1919)
"When the air passage is only partly obstructed, the sound produced is a continuant consonant, eg, the sounds represented in the conventional alphabet by r, ..."
2. Modern English: Its Growth and Present Use by George Philip Krapp (1909)
"In the second case, when the column of air is only partly stopped in its escape to the outer air, the consonant produced is called a continuant consonant. ..."
3. Transactions of the Philological Society by Philological Society (Great Britain). (1893)
"... it must be noticed, is not only always long and bears a Chief Accent, but it is generally followed by a continuant consonant. In addition to which, ..."
4. A Late Eighth-century Latin-Anglo-Saxon Glossary: Preserved in the Library by Jan Hendrik Hessels, Rijksuniversiteit te Leiden Bibliotheek (1906)
"Nie. ir contra magnum Concilium se efferens). continuant, consonant, i. 29 (De Canon. ; cf. Can. Cone. Garth, mi presbyteri... conviviis sibi ..."
5. Die neueren Sprachen: Zeitschrift für den neusprachlichen Unterricht edited by Wilhelm Viëtor (1907)
"The contrast between the first two lines, where the stop lies outside the continuant consonant which follows, and the other three lines, where the stop lies ..."
6. Die neueren Sprachen: Zeitschrift für Forschung, Unterricht und edited by Wilhelm Viëtor (1906)
"For a continuant consonant can be shared between two syllables in any desired proportion; but a plosive consonant, if it is to be divided at all, ..."