Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Entry: fricatives (n.)


In context: "He can make out just the whistly fricatives of Charles Tavis's distant voice behind his double office doors..."

Definition: Of a consonant-sound: Produced by the friction of the breath through a narrow opening between two of the mouth-organs


Other:

SNOOT score: 1

Page: 514

Source: Oxford English Dictionary

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