• (adj): Of speech sounds produced by forcing air through a constricted passage (as 'f', 's', 'z', or 'th' in both 'thin' and 'then').
    Synonyms: sibilant, spirant
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on fricative, fricatives:

Alveolo-palatal Fricative
... Alveolo-palatal fricative may refer to the following two consonants Voiced alveolo-palatal fricative Voiceless alveolo-palatal fricative ...
Central Alaskan Yup'ik Language - Phonology - Consonants
... Velar Uvular Nasal m̥ n̥ ŋ̊ m n ŋ Plosive p t k q Affricate tʃ Fricative f s ɬ x xʷ χ v z ɣ ɣʷ ʁ ʁʷ Approximant l j The voiceless labialized ... /l/ is not phonetically a fricative, but behaves as one phonologically ... Fricatives (and /l/) devoice immediately before or after a plosive, while nasals devoice only immediately after a plosive or a voiceless fricative ...
... the phonemes /g/ (voiced velar stop) and /ɣ/ (voiced velar fricative) resulting in one of the following variations /ħ/ voiceless pharyngeal fricative /h ...
Awngi Language - Phonology - Consonants
... b d ɡ ɡʷ ɢ ɢʷ Affricate t͡s t͡ʃ d͡z d͡ʒ Fricative f s ʃ Post-stopped fricative s͡t ʃ͡t Nasal m n ŋ ŋʷ Flap r Approximant w l j Palatal and velar together in Awngi form only one place of ... Post-stopped fricatives are assumed to be single segments in Awngi for phonotactic reasons ... Between vowels, /b/ is pronounced as a voiced bilabial fricative ...
Hard And Soft G In Dutch - Pronunciation - Overview
... velar, a voiceless velar or a voiceless uvular fricative, depending on the dialect ... ⟨ch⟩ represents either or, a voiceless velar or a voiceless uvular fricative, depending on the dialect ... pronunciation ⟨g⟩ represents, a voiced palatal fricative ⟨ch⟩ represents, voiceless palatal fricative ...

More definitions of "fricative":

  • (noun): A continuant consonant produced by breath moving against a narrowing of the vocal tract.
    Synonyms: fricative consonant, spirant