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fricative

fric·a·tive

fricative

pronunciation:
frI k tihv
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition: in phonetics, pronounced with a rush of air through a narrow slit or passage formed within the mouth.
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a fricative consonant, such as "f," "v," or "s".
Word Parts
The word fricative contains the following parts:
fric Latin root that means rub
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-ive, -ative Latin adjective-forming suffix that means tending to, connected with, or performing
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The suffix -ive , -ative turns Latinate verb bases into adjectives. Many adjectives ending in -ive , -ative have corresponding noun forms ending in -ity (objective , objectivity) or -ion (effusive , effusion).