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    fricative - Dictionary definition and meaning for word fricative

    (noun) a continuant consonant produced by breath moving against a narrowing of the vocal tract Definition
    (adj) of speech sounds produced by forcing air through a constricted passage (as `f', `s', `z', or `th' in both `thin' and `then')
    Synonyms : continuant , sibilant , spirant , strident
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for fricative

fri(FRY) After frying..we get harsh sound..so fricative means loud

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