All Sources -
Updated Media sources (1) About encyclopedia.com content Print Topic
FRICATIVE. In PHONETICS, a vocal sound made by bringing active and passive articulators close together, so that noise is generated as the airstream passes through the gap. The /f/ in fee is made by bringing the active lower lip close to the passive upper front teeth, and is a labiodental fricative CONSONANT. The /f/ and /v/ in five are the same kind of fricative; the first voiceless, the second voiced. Compare AFFRICATE. See SPEECH.
fric·a·tive / ˈfrikətiv/ Phonet. • adj. denoting a type of consonant made by the friction of breath in a narrow opening, producing a turbulent air flow. • n. a consonant made in this way, e.g., f and th.
fricative XIX. — modL. fricatīvus, f. L. fricāre; see next and -ATIVE.
More From encyclopedia.com
Kumbha Mela , Kumbha Mela Important Hindu religious festival held every 12 years at the appropriate planetary conjunction; an Ardh-Kumbha (half-Kumbha) is held mid… Thomas Merton , Merton, Thomas Personal Religious name, Father M. Louis; born January 31, 1915, in Prades, Pyrennes-Orientales, France; brought to the United States,… Volkswagen A.g , Skip to main content Volkswagen A.G Volkswagen A.G. Postfach 3180 Wolfsburg Federal Republic of Germany (O 53 61) 90 Public Company Incorporated: 193… The Bahamas , LOCATION : Bahamas POPULATION : 307,451 LANGUAGE : English; Bahamian dialect RELIGION : Christianity INTRODUCTION Although the islands of the Bahamas… Calendula , Description Calendula (Calendula officinalis ) is also known as garden marigold, holligold, goldbloom, golds, ruddes, Mary bud, bull's eyes, and pot… Xibalba , Xibalba In the mythology of the Maya of Middle America, Xibalba (place of fright) was an underground realm of the dead. Caves and pools of water serv…
You Might Also Like