fricative

noun
fric·a·tive | \ ˈfri-kə-tiv \

Definition of fricative 

: a consonant characterized by frictional passage of the expired breath through a narrowing at some point in the vocal tract

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Other words from fricative

fricative adjective

Examples of fricative in a Sentence

The sounds v θ ð s z ʃ ʒ h/ are English fricatives.

First Known Use of fricative

1863, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for fricative

Latin fricatus, past participle of fricare

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Dictionary Entries near fricative

fricandeau

fricassee

frication

fricative

fricatrice

fricht

frichtsome

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The first known use of fricative was in 1863

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fricative

noun

English Language Learners Definition of fricative

linguistics : a sound made by forcing air out of your mouth through a narrow opening that is made using the lips, teeth, or tongue

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