Affricates vs Fricative - What's the difference?

affricates | fricative |


As nouns the difference between affricates and fricative

is that affricates is while fricative is (phonetics) any of several sounds produced by air flowing through a constriction in the oral cavity and typically producing a sibilant, hissing, or buzzing quality; a fricative consonant english /f/ and /s/ are fricatives.

As an adjective fricative is

(phonetics) produced by air flowing through a restriction in the oral cavity.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

affricates

English

Noun

(head)
  • fricative

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (phonetics) Any of several sounds produced by air flowing through a constriction in the oral cavity and typically producing a sibilant, hissing, or buzzing quality; a fricative consonant. English /f/ and /s/ are fricatives.
  • Synonyms

    * (archaic) spirant

    Derived terms

    * groove fricative * lateral fricative * slit fricative

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (phonetics) produced by air flowing through a restriction in the oral cavity.
  • Derived terms

    * fricativise, fricativize * fricativisation, fricativization

    See also

    * affricate * approximant * lateral * nasal * plosive * sibilant