n. [[t]ˈæf rɪ kɪt[/t]] v. [[t]-ˌkeɪt[/t]] n. v. -cat•ed, -cat•ing
1) phn a composite speech sound in which a stop consonant is gradually released with audible friction, as the sound (ch) in church or (j) in
2) phn to change the pronunciation of (a stop) to an affricate, esp. by releasing (the stop) slowly
Etymology: 1875–85; < L affricātus, ptp. of affricāre to rub (against) =af- af-+fricāre to rub (cf. friction) af`fri•ca′tion, n. af•fric•a•tive əˈfrɪk ə tɪv n. adj.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • affricate consonant — noun a composite speech sound consisting of a stop and a fricative articulated at the same point (as ch in chair and j in joy ) • Syn: ↑affricate, ↑affricative • Hypernyms: ↑obstruent …   Useful english dictionary

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