What is another word for continuant consonant?

4 synonyms found


[ kəntˈɪnjuːənt kˈɒnsənənt], [ kəntˈɪnjuːənt kˈɒnsənənt], [ k_ə_n_t_ˈɪ_n_j_uː_ə_n_t k_ˈɒ_n_s_ə_n_ə_n_t]

Continuant consonants are sounds that can be pronounced continuously without any stoppage of the airflow. Some common synonyms for these types of consonants include fricative, sibilant, and spirant. Fricatives are produced by forcing air through a narrow gap, creating a hissing or buzzing sound. Sibilants are a specific type of fricative that include the sounds /s/, /z/, /ʃ/ and /ʒ/. Spirants are similar to fricatives but are produced by allowing a flow of air to pass through a slightly larger gap. Other synonyms for continuant consonants include non-stop consonants, unvoiced consonants, and strident consonants. These sounds are essential in the formation of many words in the English language and add to the diversity and complexity of our language's phonetics.

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What are the hypernyms for Continuant consonant?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for continuant consonant?

A continuant consonant is a type of speech sound that is produced by a continuous flow of air through the mouth, without any blockage. The antonyms for this word are the stop consonants, which are sounds that are produced by a brief pause or closure of the mouth. Examples of stop consonants include b, d, g, p, t, and k. These sounds are produced by stopping the flow of air completely for a split second before releasing it. Continuant consonants, on the other hand, are produced by allowing the air to flow continuously through the mouth while shaping it with the tongue and lips.

What are the antonyms for Continuant consonant?

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