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fricative (adj.)

1854, literally "characterized by friction," from Modern Latin fricativus, from Latin fricat-, past participle stem of fricare "to rub" (see friction). As a noun, "a fricative consonant," from 1863.

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Definitions of fricative from WordNet
1
fricative (n.)
a continuant consonant produced by breath moving against a narrowing of the vocal tract;
Synonyms: fricative consonant / spirant
2
fricative (adj.)
of speech sounds produced by forcing air through a constricted passage (as `f', `s', `z', or `th' in both `thin' and `then');
Synonyms: continuant / sibilant / spirant / strident
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