- Denoting a type of consonant made by the friction of breath in a narrow opening, producing a turbulent air flow.More example sentences
- The present work aims at demonstrating the feasibility of high quality articulatory synthesis for fricative consonants, and in particular to match a given reference subject.
- The unvoiced fricative phonemes stem from the hissing of a steady airstream through the mouth.
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- A fricative consonant, e.g., f and th.More example sentences
- But then, little by little, the words become only sounds, a random collection of glottals and fricatives, a storm of whirling phonemes.
- We can note, for instance, the general avoidance of fricatives and affricates in pidgin phonological inventories.
- The sounds that agree in voicing comprise stops, fricatives, and affricates.
mid 19th century: from modern Latin fricativus, from Latin fricare 'to rub'.
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