- 1. fricative consonant, fricative, spirant, continuant consonant, continuant
- usage: a continuant consonant produced by breath moving against a narrowing of the vocal tract
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- 1. fricative, continuant, sibilant, spirant, strident, soft (vs. hard)
- usage: of speech sounds produced by forcing air through a constricted passage (as `f', `s', `z', or `th' in both `thin' and `then')
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See also: spirant (Dictionary)