Occlusive vs Fricative - What's the difference?

occlusive | fricative |


In phonetics|lang=en terms the difference between occlusive and fricative

is that occlusive is (phonetics) a plosive while fricative is (phonetics) produced by air flowing through a restriction in the oral cavity.

As adjectives the difference between occlusive and fricative

is that occlusive is that tends to occlude while fricative is (phonetics) produced by air flowing through a restriction in the oral cavity.

As nouns the difference between occlusive and fricative

is that occlusive is (phonetics) a plosive 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.

occlusive

English

Adjective

(head)
  • That tends to occlude.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • (phonetics) A plosive.
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    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