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affricative

[ uh-frik-uh-tiv, af-ruh-key- ]
/ əˈfrɪk ə tɪv, ˈæf rəˌkeɪ- /
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noun

adjective

of or relating to an affricate.
articulated as an affricate.

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Origin of affricative

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British Dictionary definitions for affricative

affricative
/ (əˈfrɪkətɪv, ˈæfrəˌkeɪ-) /

noun

another word for affricate

adjective

of, relating to, or denoting an affricate
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