Fricative

Definition of Fricative

Fric´a`tive
a.1.(Phon.) Produced by the friction or rustling of the breath, intonated or unintonated, through a narrow opening between two of the mouth organs; uttered through a close approach, but not with a complete closure, of the organs of articulation, and hence capable of being continued or prolonged; - said of certain consonantal sounds, as f, v, s, z, etc.

Related Words

sibilant, soft, spirant
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