Definition of fricative in English:
Denoting a type of consonant made by the friction of breath in a narrow opening, producing a turbulent air flow.
- 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.
- 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.
Definition of fricative in:
- US English dictionary
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