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fric·a·tive

 (frĭk′ə-tĭv)
n.
A consonant, such as f or s in English, produced by the forcing of breath through a constricted passage. Also called spirant.
adj.
Of, relating to, or being a fricative consonant.

[New Latin fricātīvus, from Latin fricātus, past participle of fricāre, to rub.]

fricative

(ˈfrɪkətɪv)
n
(Phonetics & Phonology) a continuant consonant produced by partial occlusion of the airstream, such as (f) or (z)
adj
(Phonetics & Phonology) relating to or denoting a fricative
[C19: from New Latin fricātivus, from Latin fricāre to rub]

fric•a•tive

(ˈfrɪk ə tɪv)
n.
1. a consonant sound, as (th), (v), or (h), characterized by audible friction produced by forcing the breath through a constricted or partially obstructed passage in the vocal tract.
adj.
2. of or pertaining to a fricative.
[1855–60; < Latin fricāt(us), past participle of fricāre; see friction]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fricative - a continuant consonant produced by breath moving against a narrowing of the vocal tract
continuant, continuant consonant - consonant articulated by constricting (but not closing) the vocal tract
sibilant, sibilant consonant - a consonant characterized by a hissing sound (like s or sh)
Adj.1.fricative - of speech sounds produced by forcing air through a constricted passage (as `f', `s', `z', or `th' in both `thin' and `then')
soft - (of speech sounds); produced with the back of the tongue raised toward the hard palate; characterized by a hissing or hushing sound (as `s' and `sh')
Translations
frikativa
frikativstrujniktjesnačnik
frikativa

fricative

[ˈfrɪkətɪv]
A. ADJfricativo
B. Nfricativa f

fricative

adjReibe-; fricative consonantReibelaut m
nReibelaut m

fricative

[ˈfrɪkətɪv] n (Ling) → fricativa
References in periodicals archive ?
Articulate an extended voiceless fricative [s], [f], [[theta]], or [[?
The remaining Spanish consonant phonemes are the voiceless plosives /p/, /t/ and /k/, the laterals /l/ and /y/, the tap /r/, the trill /r/, the affricate /tf/, and the voiced fricative /[?
The following example shows metathesis in Balochi in which fricative exchanges its position with labial stop.
Ferreira-Silva and Pacheco (2011), in a study on the fricative contrast perception, also highlighted the importance of voicing so as to distinguish fricatives.
represented an unvoiced uvular fricative (IPA [chi square]), while
05 Note: MPT /a/ (Maximum phonation time of vowel /a/); MPT /i/ (Maximum phonation time of vowel /i/); MPT /u/ (Maximum phonation time of vowel /u/); MPT /s/ (Maximum phonation time of fricative /s/); MPT /z/ (Maximum phonation time of fricative /z/).
Equally problematic is the rendering of the voiceless palatal fricative, so common in Sicilian vernaculars, with the grapheme h.
When people say: "Let's meet at 8 o'clock" (and any earlier, by the way, is passive-aggressive nonsense from smug, child-free, independently wealthy, non-train-reliant types who just want you to compare their sleek, fatted existence with the fricative, withered thing you barely any more call life), it comes with pages of unspoken caveats.
But because few other English words ended in the consonant cluster \kth\, the second sound lost its fricative quality and became a simple \t\, remaining so even after the \k\ sound had been lost.
But return to the cadence of the inscrutable "ink-thunder and word-murder," or the fricative crack of "seven eyes suck silk, fog, ink, foam": These are turns of phrase that want to be read aloud, that ask to be held by the tongue and thrown against the teeth.
Kingston notes that "stops intrude between nasals or laterals and following fricatives in many American English speakers' pronunciations of words such as warm[p]th, prin[t]ce, leng[k]th, and el[t]se because voicing ceases and, in the case of the nasal-fricative sequences, the soft palate rises before the oral articulators move to the fricative configuration (Ohala 1971, 1974, 1981).