fricative (plural fricatives)
- (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. English /f/ and /s/ are fricatives.
- (archaic) spirant
- (phonetics) produced by air flowing through a restriction in the oral cavity.
Terms derived from fricative
produced by air flowing through a restriction in the oral cavity
fricative f (plural fricatives)
- “fricative” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).