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Meaning of AFFRICATE

Pronunciation:  'afrukit

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a composite speech sound consisting of a stop and a fricative articulated at the same point (as `ch' in `chair' and `j' in `joy')
 

AFFRICATE is a 9 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: affricate consonant, affricative
 
 See Also: consonant

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Af"fri*cate\, n. [L. affricatus, p. p. of affricare
to rub against; af- = ad- + fricare to rub.] (Phon.)
A combination of a stop, or explosive, with an immediately
following fricative or spirant of corresponding organic
position, as pf in german Pfeffer, pepper, z (= ts) in German
Zeit, time.



 

 

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