frication

[ fri-key-shuh n ]
/ frɪˈkeɪ ʃən /

noun Phonetics.

an audible, constrained rush of air accompanying and characteristic of fricatives.

Origin of frication

1525–35; < Latin fricātiōn- (stem of fricātiō), equivalent to fricāt(us) rubbed (past participle of fricāre; see friction) + -iōn- -ion
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