fricative - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] linguistics 

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/ˈfrɪkətɪv/
singularfricative
pluralfricatives
  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.

derived word

fricative

 

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adjective