Definition of fricative adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈfrɪkətɪv//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfrɪkətɪv//
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(of a speech sound) made by forcing breath out through a narrow space in the mouth with the lips, teeth or tongue in a particular position, for example /f/ and /ʃ/ in fee and she compare plosive

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