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continual, continuous
continual (kuhn TIN yoo uhl) (adjective)
Always recurring, frequently repeated: The continual drumming of the rain on the tin roof was very distracting.
continuous (kuhn TIN yoo uhs) (adjective)
Characteristic of an action or circumstance that continues for a period of time without being stopped or interrupted: When Elena retired, she had a record of 45 years of continuous service in the office.

The continual tapping of the rain on the roof reminded Kirk of the continuous noise of tropical birds hopping on the tin roof of his lodge in the jungle.

(the continual expectation of the unexpected)