Definition of fricatives


Scrabble & Words with Friends points

  • fricatives is a valid Scrabble word with a point value of 18 according to TWL06 dictionary
  • fricatives is a valid Words with Friends word with a point value of 20 according to ENABLE dictionary

Definition of fricatives

  • a continuant consonant produced by breath moving against a narrowing of the vocal tract (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. fricative consonant
    2. spirant

  • of speech sounds produced by forcing air through a constricted passage (as `f', `s', `z', or `th' in both `thin' and `then') (adjective)

    Synonyms

    1. continuant
    2. sibilant
    3. spirant
    4. strident

See definition of fricatives in Merriam Webster