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noun [countable] linguistics fricative pronunciation in American English /ˈfrɪkətɪv/
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  1. a speech sound that is made by pushing air out through a small space between your teeth and your tongue or lips, or between your tongue and palate (=the inside upper part of your mouth). “F,” “z,” and “th” are fricatives.

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 fricative pronunciation in American English adjective

sea lion

in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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