how to pronounce fricative


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the above transcription of fricative is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

fricative is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of fricative in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… speed working between my fricative did I …”

meanings of fricative


  1. 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.


  1. Produced by air flowing through a restriction in the oral cavity.

fricative frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word fricative occurs in english on average 0.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics fricative can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that fricative can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

words that rhyme with fricative


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