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Definition of the noun affricative

What does affricative mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: affricatives

  1. a composite speech sound consisting of a stop and a fricative articulated at the same point (as `ch' in `chair' and `j' in `joy')
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • synonyms of affricative: affricate / affricate consonant
    • more generic word: obstruent = a consonant that is produced with a partial or complete blockage of the airflow from the lungs through the nose or mouth

Alternative definition of the noun affricative


  1. An affricate.

Definition of the adjective affricative

What does affricative mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. Of, or relating to an affricate.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for affricative

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Google previewThe Routledge Dictionary of Pronunciation for Current English (2017)

by Clive Upton, William A. Kretzschmar, Jr.

n affricative BR o'frikotiv, -z AM ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Made-Up Languages (2011)

From Elvish to Klingon, The Anwa, Reella, Ealray, Yeht (Real) Origins of Invented Lexicons by Stephen D Rogers

Affricative—when the airflow is ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of English Grammar (1994)

by Sylvia Chalker, Edmund Weiner

affricative: another term for AFFRICATE, now rare, agent The doer of the action denoted by a verb. The term is particularly applied to the ...

Google previewMerriam-Webster's Rhyming Dictionary (2002)

by Merriam-Webster, Inc

predicament ican \ë-kan\ see eacon icar \ik-ar\ see icker1 icative \ik-at-iv\ fricative, siccative affricative, explicative, indicative, vindicative multiplicative iccative \ik-at-iv\ see icative iccio \ë-chö\ capriccio, pasticcio ice1 \ïs\ Bryce, dice, fice, fyce, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Phonetics and Phonology (2004)

by R.L. Trask

(rarely also affricative /ə'frıkətıv/, affricated stop) A consonant whose articulation involves a complete oral closure followed by a comparatively slow release with perceptible friction noise. English examples include the [tʃ] of church and the [dʒ ] ...

Google previewSimon & Schuster Super Crossword Puzzle Dictionary And Reference Book (1999)

by Seth Godin, Lark Productions LLC, Seth Godin Productions

affricate: 11 affricative; 18 affricate consonant affliction: ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Entomology (2011)

Affricative. AFICIDA® See Primicarb. AFILENE® See Butocarboxim. AFLAGELLAR Adj. (Greek, a = without + Latin, flagellum = whip.) 1. An Antenna lacking a Flagellum. 2. A Spermatozoon.lacking a tail. Cf. Flagellum. AFOS® See ...

Google previewMosby's Dental Dictionary (2007)

by Elsevier, Mosby

affricative (frik′tiv), n a fricative speech sound initiated by a plosive. aflatoxins (af ′ltok′sins), ...

Google previewA Dictionary for the Modern Singer (2014)

by Matthew Hoch

Sometimes called “affricative.” See also ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary: The Century cyclopedia of names (1910)

affricative (a-frik'a-tiv), n.

Google previewFlip Dictionary (2002)

by Barbara Kipfer

more speakers: stereophonic sound return: echo sound stage: set sound stopped and sharply released: affricative sound system: hi-fi, stereo sound that can be drawn out, consonant: continuant sound transmitter for underwater: sonar sound ...

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Scrabble value of A1F4F4R1I1C3A1T1I1V4E1

The value of this 11-letter word is 22 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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