Produced by the friction or rustling of the breath, intonated or unintonated, through a narrow opening between two of the mouth organs; uttered through a close approach, but not with a complete closure, of the organs of articulation, and hence capable of being continued or prolonged; -- said of certain consonantal sounds, as f, v, s, z, etc.
A fricative consonant letter or sound. See Guide to Pronunciation, §§ 197-206, etc.
The term fricative is used to describe a sound which is articulated with almost a complete closure, but with just enough of an opening to create turbulence in the airflow. Examples of fricative sounds are /f/ as in fat, /v/ as in vat, /s/ as in sip, /z/ as in zip, and // as in ship.
a narrowing of the vocal tract that causes a fricative noise as air passes through: e.g. the beginnings of "fat", "think", "zoo" and "shoe."
a continuant consonant produced by breath moving against a narrowing of the vocal tract
of speech sounds produced by forcing air through a constricted passage (as `f', `s', `z', or `th' in both `thin' and `then')
A set of sounds where you close down the flow of air so much that there's friction, such as , , and.
A class of consonants produced by the organs of speech coming into close proximity, so that there is an acoustic impression of friction produced in their articulation.
(noun & adj.) A consonant that is pronounced with enough constriction of the lips/teeth/mouth to produce friction, the friction being the chief component of the sound, as in (unvoiced) and (voiced).
Consonants that are articulated by the restriction of the throat (i.e. by obstructing air flow) are fricatives. In Hebrew, the fricatives are the begadkefat letters. The sibilants are a subset of fricatives. Example: The ch in â€œBachâ€ or [f
(C): (manner of articulation). A sound in which the air flow is partially blocked, resulting in a noisy, hissing sound. Example: English /f/.