Definition of Fricative consonant

1. Noun. A continuant consonant produced by breath moving against a narrowing of the vocal tract.

Exact synonyms: Fricative, Spirant
Generic synonyms: Continuant, Continuant Consonant
Specialized synonyms: Sibilant, Sibilant Consonant



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fricative Consonant

fricadels
fricandeau
fricandeaus
fricandeaux
fricandel
fricandels
fricando
fricandoes
fricandos
frication
fricative
fricative consonant (current term)
fricatively
fricativeness
fricatives
fricatrice
fricatrices
frice
fricht
frichted
frichting
frichts
fricken
frickin'

Literary usage of Fricative consonant

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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"... probably the n marked a nasal vowel (used before a fricative consonant), whereas the m was a true nasal consonant before the closed consonant p. ..."

2. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh by Royal Society of Edinburgh (1900)
"Every fricative consonant contains frictional noise, and resonance consequent upon it. The simplicity of / is that it has friction in one place only, ..."

3. Philology by John Peile (1885)
"... if the organs only approximate so much that the breath cannot escape without friction, a ' fricative' consonant is heard (k, ng, y, s, z, sh, zh, r, I, ..."

4. The Pronunciation of Standard English in America by George Philip Krapp (1919)
"There is, however, a very slight fricative consonant sound, a kind of [h], which is heard after the vowel and before the pause. Analytically, a word like ..."

5. A Short Comparative Grammar of Greek and Latin for Schools and Colleges by Victor Henry (1892)
"... the air passes between the edges of this opening with a noise of friction which constitutes a continuant, spirant, or fricative consonant. ..."

6. A Short Comparative Grammar of English and German: As Traced Back to Their by Victor Henry (1894)
"... opening in the centre, the air passes through this opening with a noise of friction, which constitutes a continuous, spirant or fricative consonant. ..."

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