frication

[ fri-key-shuh n ]
/ frɪˈkeɪ ʃən /

noun Phonetics.

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

Nearby words

  1. fribble,
  2. fribourg,
  3. fricandeau,
  4. fricando,
  5. fricassee,
  6. fricative,
  7. frick,
  8. frick, henry clay,
  9. fricking,
  10. frics

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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