"fricative" Definition

  1. a. Produced by the friction or rustling of the breath, intonated or unintonated, through a narrow opening between two of the mouth organs; uttered through a close approach, but not with a complete closure, of the organs of articulation, and hence capable of being continued or prolonged; -- said of certain consonantal sounds, as f, v, s, z, etc.
  2. n. A fricative consonant letter or sound. See Guide to Pronunciation, // 197-206, etc.

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Position in dictionary: 39918 of 111710 words.
Word Type: a., n.,
Words that start with "fricative": 1
Words that end with "fricative": 1
Words that contain "fricative": 1
Next words in dictionary: fricatrice, frickle, frictional, frictionless, friday, fridge, fridstol, fried, friend, friended
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