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1. fricative

adjective. of speech sounds produced by forcing air through a constricted passage (as f',s', z', orth' in both thin' andthen').

Synonyms

  • soft
  • sibilant
  • spirant
  • continuant

Antonyms

  • quiet
  • euphonious
  • beseeching
  • softness

Etymology

  • fricativus (Latin)

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2. fricative

noun. a continuant consonant produced by breath moving against a narrowing of the vocal tract.

Synonyms

  • fricative consonant
  • continuant consonant
  • sibilant consonant
  • spirant
  • continuant

Antonyms

  • loud
  • noisy
  • tough
  • coldhearted

Etymology

  • fricativus (Latin)

Example sentences of the word fricative


1. Adjective
Make a sustained fricative "V" sound (meaning you leave off the the "ee" you would speak if you were pronouncing the letter name).

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