affricate definition

  • noun:
    • A complex speech sound comprising an end consonant followed by a fricative; as an example, the original sounds of son or daughter and delight. Also known as affricative.
    • A sound produced making use of a combination of a plosive and a fricative. English seems /t͡ʃ/ (catch) and /d͡ʒ/ (jury) tend to be examples.
    • a variety of an end, or explosive, with an immediately after fricative or spirant of matching organic position, as pf in german Pfeffer, pepper, z (= ts) in German Zeit, time.
    • In phonology, a romantic mixture of an end with a spirant or fricative of the same place, as German pf (originally p) in pfennig, pfeffer, etc., or German z or iz (originally t) in zinn, tin, katze, pet, etc.
    • a composite speech sound consisting of a stop and a fricative articulated on exact same point (as `ch' in `chair' and `j' in `delight')
  • others:
    • In phonology, to utter as an affricate.

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