[ FRIK-ə-tiv ]
Part of speech: adjective
Origin: Latin, 19th century
Denoting a type of consonant made by the friction of breath in a narrow opening, producing a turbulent air flow.
Fricative in a sentence
" I had difficulty with fricative sounds, so I saw a speech therapist when I was a child. "
" My husband snores, but he only makes gentle fricative noises I can sleep through easily. "
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