A complex speech sound consisting of a stop consonant followed by a fricative; for example, the initial sounds of child and joy.
- affricate consonant
Other Word Forms of Affricate
Origin of Affricate
Latin affricātus past participle of affricāre to rub against ad- ad- fricāre to rub
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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