fricative :

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  • n  a continuant consonant produced by breath moving against a narrowing of the vocal tract
  • s  of speech sounds produced by forcing air through a constricted passage (as `f', `s', `z', or `th' in both `thin' and `then')

  • Clinton made it through the speech, but just barely, his voice catching on every fricative by the end.
  • As one of them, I have no strenuous objections if the good professor wants to lock himself in a laboratory and determine, for example, if the burp is a plosive or a fricative or .

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