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Definition 1: a continuant consonant produced by breath moving against a narrowing of the vocal tract - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for fricative in the sense of this definition

(fricative is a kind of ...) consonant articulated by constricting (but not closing) the vocal tract

(... is a kind of fricative ) a consonant characterized by a hissing sound (like s or sh)

Definition 2: of speech sounds produced by forcing air through a constricted passage (as `f', `s', `z', or `th' in both `thin' and `then') - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for fricative in the sense of this definition

(fricative is similar to ...) (of speech sounds); produced with the back of the tongue raised toward the hard palate; characterized by a hissing or hushing sound (as `s' and `sh')

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