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Meaning of continuant

con•tin•u•ant

Pronunciation: (kun-tin'y-unt), [key]
— Phonet. Phonet.
—n.
  1. a consonant, as f or s, that may be prolonged without change of quality. Cf. stop (def. 39).
—adj.
  1. pertaining to or noting a continuant.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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