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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A continuant consonant produced by breath moving against a narrowing of the vocal tract adj. - Of speech sounds produced by forcing air through a constricted passage (as `f', `s', `z', or `th' in both `thin' and `then').

Usage examples (30)
  • With all the grace on offer, you quibble at the absence of the word "fricative"?
  • I never noticed that "fricative" sounded close to a bad word, though, until I said it to my dad and he acted shocked.
  • Similarly, "fricative" consonants are soft-sounding like the "f" in "five" and convey a sense of smallness, he says, while
  • Two phonemes: a voiced dental fricative and a schwa. for more
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