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Meaning of contoid

con•toid

Pronunciation: (kon'toid), [key]
— Phonet. Phonet.
—adj.
  1. of or pertaining to a sound characterized by stoppage or obstruction of the flow of air in the vocal tract; consonantlike.
  2. a contoid sound. Cf. vocoid.
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