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Definition: 'Fricative'

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fricative

Type: Term

Pronunciation: frik′ă-tiv

Definitions:
1. Speech sound made by forcing the air stream through a narrow orifice, created by apposition of the teeth, tongue, or lips in producing consonantal phonemes such as f, v, s, and z.



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