noun af·fri·ca·tion \ˌa-fri-ˈkā-shən\

Definition of affrication



  1. :  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 — more at affricate, -ion

First Known Use: 1878

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a brief usually trivial fact

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