Fricative meaning

frĭkə-tĭv
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A consonant, such as f or s in English, produced by the forcing of breath through a constricted passage.
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Of, relating to, or being a fricative consonant.
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(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)
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A fricative consonant.
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(phonetics) Any of several sounds produced by air flowing through a constriction in the oral cavity and typically producing a sibilant, hissing, or buzzing quality; a fricative consonant. English /f/ and /s/ are fricatives.
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(phonetics) Produced by air flowing through a restriction in the oral cavity.
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Origin of fricative

  • New Latin fricātīvus from Latin fricātus past participle of fricāre to rub

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • New Latin fricativus, from Classical Latin fricāre, present active infinitive of fricō (“I rub”).

    From Wiktionary