Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun continuant

1 sense of continuant

Sense 1
continuant consonant, continuant -- (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)

Antonyms of adj continuant

1 sense of continuant

Sense 1
fricative, continuant, sibilant, spirant, strident -- (of speech sounds produced by forcing air through a constricted passage (as `f', `s', `z', or `th' in both `thin' and `then'))

INDIRECT (VIA soft) -> hard -- ((of speech sounds); produced with the back of the tongue raised toward or touching the velum; "Russian distinguished between hard consonants and palatalized or soft consonants")

Similarity of adj continuant

1 sense of continuant

Sense 1
fricative, continuant, sibilant, spirant, strident -- (of speech sounds produced by forcing air through a constricted passage (as `f', `s', `z', or `th' in both `thin' and `then'))
       => soft (vs. hard) -- ((of speech sounds); produced with the back of the tongue raised toward the hard palate; characterized by a hissing or hushing sound (as `s' and `sh'))

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