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.
- Synonym: (archaic) spirant
- Hyponyms: strident, sibilant
- Coordinate terms: approximant, lateral, nasal, trill, plosive
- 1953, Samuel Beckett, Watt
- Watt listened for a time, for the voice was far from unmelodious. The fricatives in particular were pleasing.
- (phonetics) produced by air flowing through a restriction in the oral cavity.
produced by air flowing through a restriction in the oral cavity
fricative f (plural fricatives)
- “fricative” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
fricative f pl
- plural of