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fricative

fricative - Dictionary definition and meaning for word fricative

Definition
(noun) a continuant consonant produced by breath moving against a narrowing of the vocal tract
Definition
(adj) of speech sounds produced by forcing air through a constricted passage (as `f', `s', `z', or `th' in both `thin' and `then')
Synonyms : continuant , sibilant , spirant , strident

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for fricative

fri(FRY) After frying..we get harsh sound..so fricative means loud
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