What is another word for fricative?

Pronunciation: [fɹˈɪkətˌɪv] (IPA)

Fricatives are consonant sounds that are produced by forcing air through a narrow opening in the vocal tract, resulting in a hissing or buzzing sound. There are many synonyms for the term 'fricative', which are often used interchangeably in linguistic contexts. Some common alternatives include 'sibilant' - which specifically refers to fricatives that produce a hissing or whistling sound, 'strident' - which has a stronger emphasis on the harshness of the sound, and 'spirant' - which is a broader term that refers to any sound produced by forcing air through a narrow passage in the vocal tract, whether or not it is a fricative. Other options include 'hissing', 'buzzing', or 'whistling' sounds, which are all closely related to fricatives.

What are the hypernyms for Fricative?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.
  • hypernyms for fricative (as nouns)

    • communication
      sibilant, sibilant consonant.

What are the hyponyms for Fricative?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.
  • hyponyms for fricative (as nouns)

What are the opposite words for fricative?

Fricative is a term used in phonetics to describe a consonant sound that is produced by forcing air through a narrow opening in the mouth. Some examples of fricative sounds include "s," "z," "f," and "v." The antonyms for fricative are plosive and nasal. A plosive is a consonant sound that is produced by briefly stopping the airflow in the mouth before releasing it with a burst of air. Some examples of plosive sounds include "p," "b," "t," and "d." A nasal is a consonant sound that is produced by forcing air through the nose while blocking the mouth. Some examples of nasal sounds include "m," "n," and "ng.

What are the antonyms for Fricative?

  • adj.


Usage examples for Fricative

And he had the heavy fricative greeting sound.
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Related words: what is a fricative, fricative sounds

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