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Fricative   Listen
adjective
Fricative  adj.  (Phon.) 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.






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Words linked to "Fricative" :   spirant, sibilant consonant, strident, soft, fricative consonant, continuant consonant



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