[kon-toid] /ˈkɒn tɔɪd/ Phonetics
of or relating to a sound characterized by stoppage or obstruction of the flow of air in the vocal tract; consonantlike.
a contoid sound.
[kuh n-tawrt] /kənˈtɔrt/ verb (used with object) 1. to twist, bend, or draw out of shape; distort. verb (used without object) 2. to become twisted, distorted, or strained: His face contorted into a grotesque sneer. /kənˈtɔːt/ verb 1. to twist or bend severely out of place or shape, esp in a strained manner v. early […]
[kuh n-tawr-tid] /kənˈtɔr tɪd/ adjective 1. twisted in a violent manner; distorted. 2. twisted back on itself; convoluted. [kuh n-tawrt] /kənˈtɔrt/ verb (used with object) 1. to twist, bend, or draw out of shape; distort. verb (used without object) 2. to become twisted, distorted, or strained: His face contorted into a grotesque sneer. /kənˈtɔːtɪd/ adjective […]
[kuh n-tawr-shuh n] /kənˈtɔr ʃən/ noun 1. the act or process of . 2. the state of being . 3. a position. 4. something or twisted, as in position or meaning: His account of the incident was a complete contortion of fact. /kənˈtɔːʃən/ noun 1. the act or process of contorting or the state of […]
[kuh n-tawr-shuh-nist] /kənˈtɔr ʃə nɪst/ noun 1. a person who performs gymnastic feats involving contorted postures. 2. a person who practices : a verbal contortionist. /kənˈtɔːʃənɪst/ noun 1. a performer who contorts his body for the entertainment of others 2. a person who twists or warps meaning or thoughts: a verbal contortionist n. 1841, from […]