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continuer

Definition of Continuer

(noun) In conversational analysis or interviewing, a verbal or non-verbal cue that signals to a listener that what they have said has been heard and they should continue.

Examples of Continuer

  • A nod
  • Saying “yes”

Continuer Pronunciation

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: con·tin·u·er

Audio Pronunciation

– American English
– British English

Phonetic Spelling

  • American English – /kuhn-tIn-yur/
  • British English – /kuhn-tIn-yuuh/

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /kənˈtɪnjuər/
  • British English – /kənˈtɪnjuːə/

Usage Note

  • Plural: continuers

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Cite the Definition of Continuer

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “continuer.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved August 15, 2020 (https://sociologydictionary.org/continuer/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

continuer. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/continuer/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “continuer.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed August 15, 2020. https://sociologydictionary.org/continuer/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“continuer.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 15 Aug. 2020. <https://sociologydictionary.org/continuer/>.