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fric•a•tive



Pronunciation: (frik'u-tiv), [key] Phonet.

adj.
(of a speech sound) characterized by audible friction produced by forcing the breath through a constricted or partially obstructed passage in the vocal tract; spirantal; spirant.

n.
Also called spirant. a fricative consonant, as (th), (v), or (h).

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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