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A complex speech sound consisting of a stop consonant followed by a fricative; for example, the initial sounds of child and joy. Also called affricative.
[Latin affricātus, past participle of affricāre, to rub against : ad-, ad- + fricāre, to rub.]
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(Phonetics & Phonology) phonetics a composite speech sound consisting of a stop and a fricative articulated at the same point, such as the sound written ch, as in chair
[C19: from Latin affricāre to rub against, from fricāre to rub; compare friction]
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af•fri•cate(n. ˈæf rɪ kɪt; v. -ˌkeɪt)
n., v. -cat•ed, -cat•ing. n.
1. a composite speech sound in which a stop consonant is gradually released with audible friction, as the sound (ch) in church or (j) in judge.v.t.
2. to change the pronunciation of (a stop) to an affricate, esp. by releasing (the stop) slowly.
[1875–85; < Latin affricātus, past participle of affricāre to rub (against) =af- af- + fricāre to rub (compare friction)]
af•fric•a•tive (əˈfrɪk ə tɪv) n., adj.
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|Noun||1.||affricate - a composite speech sound consisting of a stop and a fricative articulated at the same point (as `ch' in `chair' and `j' in `joy')|
obstruent - a consonant that is produced with a partial or complete blockage of the airflow from the lungs through the nose or mouth
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