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Definition of affricate noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

affricate

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈæfrɪkət//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈæfrɪkət//
 
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a speech sound that is made up of a plosive followed immediately by a fricative, for example // and // in chair and jar Word Origin late 19th cent.: from Latin affricatus, past participle of affricare, from ad- ‘to’ + fricare ‘to rub’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: affricate