Affricate

What is Affricate?

Affricate definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
noun
Also called affricative. a speech sound comprising occlusion, plosion, and frication, as either of the ch-sounds in church and the j-sound in joy.

verb (used with object), afA.friA.catA.ed, afA.friA.catA.ing.
to change the pronunciation of (a stop) to an affricate, especially by releasing (the stop) slowly.

RELATED WORDSclick, consonant, liquid, phone, sonant, diphthong, fricative, implosive, plosive, sibilant, spirant, syllable, vocable

 

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