Definition of affrication
: conversion (of a simple stop sound) into an affricate
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Origin and Etymology of affrication
borrowed from German Affrikation, borrowed from Late Latin adfricātiōn-, adfricātiō, affricātiōn-, affricātiō “rubbing (of parts of the body),” from Latin affricāre “to rub (one thing against another)” + -tiōn-, -tiō, noun suffix
First Known Use: 1878See Words from the same year
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