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fricative
American English: /ˈfrɪkədɪv/
British English: /ˈfrɪkətɪv/

Translation of fricative in Spanish:

noun

  • fricativa (feminine)
    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.

adjective

  • 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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