Affricate meaning

ăfrĭ-kĭt
A complex speech sound consisting of a stop consonant followed by a fricative; for example, the initial sounds of child and joy.
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(phonetics) A sound produced using a combination of a plosive and a fricative. English sounds /t͡ʃ/ (catch) and /d͡ʒ/ (jury) are examples.
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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 (ch) as in batch (IPA [tʃ]) and the voiced (j) as in badge (IPA [dʒ])
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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