continuant consonant


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Noun1.continuant consonant - consonant articulated by constricting (but not closing) the vocal tract
obstruent - a consonant that is produced with a partial or complete blockage of the airflow from the lungs through the nose or mouth
fricative, fricative consonant, spirant - a continuant consonant produced by breath moving against a narrowing of the vocal tract
occlusive, plosive, plosive consonant, plosive speech sound, stop consonant, stop - a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it; "his stop consonants are too aspirated"