Continuant meaning

kən-tĭn'yo͝o-ənt
A consonant, such as (s), (z), (m), or (l), that can be prolonged as long as the breath lasts without a change in quality.
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A speech sound that can be prolonged as long as the breath lasts, with no significant change in the quality of the sound: continuants include fricatives (s, f, , etc.), nasals (m, n, ŋ), liquids (l, r), and vowels.
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(phonetics) A linguistic sound other than a stop.
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(mathematics) A determinant formed from a tridiagonal matrix.
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Continuing; prolonged; sustained.

A continuant sound.

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