—n., v., -cat•ed, -cat•ing. Phonet.
Also called affricative. a speech sound comprising occlusion, plosion, and frication, as either of the ch-sounds in church and the j-sound in joy.
to change the pronunciation of (a stop) to an affricate, esp. by releasing (the stop) slowly.
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