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af•fri•cate



Pronunciation: (
n.af'ri-kit;
v.af'ri-kāt"),
[key]
n., v., -cat•ed, -cat•ing.
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n.
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.

v.t.
to change the pronunciation of (a stop) to an affricate, esp. by releasing (the stop) slowly.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

affreightaffrication
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