fricative : Definition, Usages, News and More
- 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 .