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fricative

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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fricativefric‧a‧tive /ˈfrɪkətɪv/ noun [countable] technical  SLa sound, such as /f/ or /z/, made by forcing your breath through a narrow opening between your lips and teeth, or your tongue and teeth
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fricativeLoss of the velar fricative is a change that was finally adopted in near-standard vernaculars and formal styles.D voiceless fricative or any voiced consonant not immediately followed by a voiceless segment.
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