• (British, America) enPR: frĭk'ətĭv, IPA: /ˈfɹɪkətɪv/

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.
    Synonyms: spirant
    hypo en
    Coordinate terms: approximant#English|approximant, lateral#English|lateral, nasal#English|nasal, trill#English|trill, plosive#English|plosive
Translations Adjective


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