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fric·a·tive

(frik'ă-tiv),
Speech sound made by forcing the air stream through a narrow orifice, created by apposition of the teeth, tongue, or lips in producing consonantal phonemes such as f, v, s, and z.

fricative

[frik′ətiv]
a consonant speech sound such as an /f/ or /s/, made by forcing an airstream through a constricted opening.

fric·a·tive

(frik'ă-tiv)
Speech sound made by forcing the air stream through a narrow orifice, created by apposition of the teeth, tongue, or lips in producing consonantal phonemes such as f, v, s, and z.

fric·a·tive

(frik'ă-tiv)
Speech sound made by forcing the air stream through a narrow orifice, created by apposition of the teeth, tongue, or lips in producing consonantal phonemes such as f, v, s, and z.

fricative (frik´ətiv),

n a speech sound made by forcing the airstream through such a narrow opening that audible high-frequency air currents or vibrations are set up.