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Definition of Fricative
FricativeFricative Fric"a*tive, a. [See Frication.] (Phon.)
Produced by the friction or rustling of the breath, intonated
or unintonated, through a narrow opening between two of the
mouth organs; uttered through a close approach, but not with
a complete closure, of the organs of articulation, and hence
capable of being continued or prolonged; -- said of certain
consonantal sounds, as f, v, s, z, etc. -- n. A fricative
consonant letter or sound. See Guide to Pronunciation,
[sect][sect] 197-206, etc.
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