fricative

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New Latin fricativus, from Classical Latin fricāre, present active infinitive of fricō (I rub).

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fricative (plural fricatives)

  1. (phonetics) Any of several sounds produced by air flowing through a constriction in the oral cavity and typically producing a sibilant, hissing, or buzzing quality; a fricative consonant. English /f/ and /s/ are fricatives.

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fricative (comparative more fricative, superlative most fricative)

  1. (phonetics) produced by air flowing through a restriction in the oral cavity.

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French[edit]

Noun[edit]

fricative f (plural fricatives)

  1. (phonetics) fricative

Adjective[edit]

fricative

  1. feminine form of fricatif

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fricative

  1. feminine plural of fricativo

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