Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A consonant that is sounded with the vocal tract only partly closed, allowing the breath to pass through and the sound to be prolonged (as with f, l, m, n, r, s, v)
- ‘The sound /r/ may be either an alveolar continuant or an alveolar tap that is particularly distinct initially (rabbit, run), after stops and fricatives (breathe, grass, three), and between vowels (carry, ferry).’
- ‘Continuants are formed with a vocal tract configuration allowing the airstream to flow through the midsaggital region of the oral tract: stops are produced with a sustained occlusion in this region.’
- ‘The Hebrew-Yiddish /ch/ is a fricative, a continuant (like [s]).’
- ‘You can stretch continuants like /f/ and hold them until you run out of air.’
A thing that retains its identity even though its states and relations may change.
- ‘Throughout Part III, he distinguishes the ‘occurrent’ from the ‘continuant’ and often discusses change, cause, and continuants with reference to determinates of determinables.’
- ‘Again, this seems reasonable and not unduly ad hoc, inasmuch as it incorporates the strong pre-theoretical intuition that substances are continuants rather than events.’
- ‘Self-consciousness arises with the identification of other visuo-tactual continuants as resembling the central body in being the sources of signs.’
- ‘He aptly describes the physical objects we seem to ourselves, and take ourselves, to perceive as ‘visuo-tactual continuants '.’
Relating to or denoting a continuant.
- ‘She had heard about a process called continuant movement that a teacher had done with people who had spinal cord injuries and paralysis.’
- ‘The ordinary everyday notion of a continuant individual substance is in its own humble terms all right as it is.’
- ‘Continuant consonants are fricatives and liquids; i.e., just about everything except nasals, stops and affricates.’
Early 17th century (as an adjective in the general sense continuing): from French, from continuer, reinforced by Latin continuant- continuing from the verb continuare, from continuus (see continuous). Current senses date from the 19th century.
Are you looking for a word for a foolish person? We explore twelve interesting words to describe the dunderheads in your life.
Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.