affricative affricative

Definition(s):

  • (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')

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  • Israeli-born, French raised Ann chirps her delicate songs with nary a hard consonant, as if she knows the tiniest affricative could ruin everything.
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integral integral
/ˈɪn tə ɡrəl /