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Dictionary definition for: Fricative

1. (n) a continuant consonant produced by breath moving against a narrowing of the vocal tract

2. (s) of speech sounds produced by forcing air through a constricted passage (as "f'', "s'', "z'', or "th" in both "thin" and "then'')

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