Phonet. articulated by means of breath forced through a narrow slit formed at some point in the mouth, producing friction, as in (f, v, ?, z, h)
Origin of fricativefrom Classical Latin fricatus, past participle of fricare (see friable) + -ive
a fricative consonant
A consonant, such as f or s in English, produced by the forcing of breath through a constricted passage. Also called spirant .
Of, relating to, or being a fricative consonant.
Origin of fricativeNew Latin fricātīvus from Latin fricātus past participle of fricāre to rub
(comparative more fricative, superlative most fricative)
- (phonetics) produced by air flowing through a restriction in the oral cavity.
New Latin fricativus, from Classical Latin fricāre, present active infinitive of fricō (“I rub”).