Noun(1) a continuant consonant produced by breath moving against a narrowing of the vocal tract
Adjective(1) of speech sounds produced by forcing air through a constricted passage (as `f', `s', `z', or `th' in both `thin' and `then'
(1) Several other sounds originate in the back of the throat, often as a voiceless click rather than a voiced fricative .(2) The unvoiced fricative phonemes stem from the hissing of a steady airstream through the mouth.(3) The present work aims at demonstrating the feasibility of high quality articulatory synthesis for fricative consonants, and in particular to match a given reference subject.(4) But then, little by little, the words become only sounds, a random collection of glottals and fricatives , a storm of whirling phonemes.(5) It is relatively easy to learn to produce the fricatives corresponding to all the major places of articulation.(6) The sounds that agree in voicing comprise stops, fricatives , and affricates.(7) We can note, for instance, the general avoidance of fricatives and affricates in pidgin phonological inventories.
1. spirant ::
2. strident ::
3. continuant ::
4. sibilant ::
5. spirant ::
Different Formsfricative, fricatives
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