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affricate

[ noun af-ri-kit; verb af-ri-keyt ]
/ noun 藞忙f r瑟 k瑟t; verb 藞忙f r瑟藢ke瑟t /
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noun
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路fri路cat路ed, af路fri路cat路ing.
to change the pronunciation of (a stop) to an affricate, especially by releasing (the stop) slowly.
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Origin of affricate

1875鈥85; <Latin affric膩tus rubbed against (past participle of affric膩re), equivalent to af-af- + fric- (see friction) + -膩tus-ate1
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British Dictionary definitions for affricate

affricate
/ (藞忙fr瑟k瑟t) /

noun
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 affric膩re to rub against, from fric膩re to rub; compare friction
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