|Origin:||, past participle of affricare 'to rub against', from ad- 'to' + fricare 'to rub'|
Related topics: Linguistics
af‧fri‧cate [countable] technical
a plosive sound such as /t/ or /d/ that is immediately followed by a fricative sound made in the same part of the mouth, such as or . The word 'church', for example, contains the affricate .