[noun af-ri-kit; verb af-ri-keyt]Phonetics
Also called affricative. a speech sound comprising occlusion, plosion, and frication, as either of the ch-sounds in church and the j-sound in joy.
verb (used with object), af·fri·cat·ed, af·fri·cat·ing.
to change the pronunciation of (a stop) to an affricate, especially by releasing (the stop) slowly.
click, consonant, liquid, phone, sonant, diphthong, fricative, implosive, plosive, sibilant, spirant, syllable, vocable
Origin of affricate
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Examples from the Web for affricate
Here, the j is to be pronounced as a double letter (technically an affricate) as in English.The Comic Latin Grammar|Percival Leigh
The affricate in words like gaol is of French origin (gele), from a Late Lat.
a composite speech sound consisting of a stop and a fricative articulated at the same point, such as the sound written ch, as in chair
Word Origin for affricate
C19: from Latin affricāre to rub against, from fricāre to rub; compare friction
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