Phonet. a complex sound articulated by the slow release of a stop consonant followed immediately by a fricative at the same place of articulation in the mouth: the English affricates are the voiceless (?) as in batch ( IPA [t?]) and the voiced (j) as in badge ( IPA [d?])
Origin of affricateClassical Latin affricatus, past participle of affricare, to rub against from ad-, to + fricare, to rub: see friable
A complex speech sound consisting of a stop consonant followed by a fricative; for example, the initial sounds of child and joy. Also called affricative .
Origin of affricateLatin affricātus past participle of affricāre to rub against ad- ad- fricāre to rub