affricate

noun af·fri·cate \ ˈa-fri-kət \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of affricate

: a stop and its immediately following release into a fricative that are considered to constitute a single phoneme (such as the \t\ and \sh\ of \ch\ in choose)

affricative

play \a-ˈfri-kə-tiv, ə-\ noun or adjective

Origin and Etymology of affricate

borrowed from German Affrikata, borrowed from Latin affricāta, feminine of affricātus, past participle of affricāre "to rub (one thing against another)," from ad- ad- + fricāre "to rub, chafe" — more at friction


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