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affricate


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Affricate  \Af"fri*cate\,  n.  [L.  affricatus  p.  p.  of  affricare 
  to  rub  against;  af-  =  ad-  +  fricare  to  rub.]  (Phon.) 
  A  combination  of  a  stop,  or  explosive,  with  an  immediately 
  following  fricative  or  spirant  of  corresponding  organic 
  position,  as  pf  in  german  Pfeffer  pepper,  z  (=  ts)  in  German 
  Zeit,  time. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  affricate 
  n  :  a  composite  speech  sound  consisting  of  a  stop  and  a 
  fricative  articulated  at  the  same  point  (as  `ch'  in 
  `chair'  and  `j'  in  `joy')  [syn:  {affricate  consonant},  {affricative}] 




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