un fricative

fricative

[frik-uh-tiv] Phonetics.
adjective
1.
(of a speech sound) characterized by audible friction produced by forcing the breath through a constricted or partially obstructed passage in the vocal tract; spirantal; spirant.
noun
2.
Also called spirant. a fricative consonant, as (th), (v), or (h).

Origin:
1855–60; fricat(ion) + -ive

nonfricative, adjective, noun
unfricative, adjective
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fricative (ˈfrɪkətɪv)
 
n
1.  a continuant consonant produced by partial occlusion of the airstream, such as (f) or (z)
 
adj
2.  relating to or denoting a fricative
 
[C19: from New Latin fricātivus, from Latin fricāre to rub]

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fricative
1860 (adj.), 1863 (n.), from Mod.L. fricativus, from L. fricatus, pp. of fricare "to rub."
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