from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A complex speech sound consisting of a stop consonant followed by a fricative; for example, the initial sounds of child and joy. Also called affricative.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A sound produced using a combination of a plosive and a fricative. English sounds /t͡ʃ/ (catch) and /d͡ʒ/ (jury) are examples.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A combination of a stop, or explosive, with an immediately following fricative or spirant of corresponding organic position, as pf in german Pfeffer, pepper, z (= ts) in German Zeit, time.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In phonology, an intimate combination of a stop with a spirant or fricative of the same position, as German pf (originally p) in pfennig, pfeffer, etc., or German z or iz (originally t) in zinn, tin, katze, cat, etc.
- In phonology, to utter as an affricate.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a composite speech sound consisting of a stop and a fricative articulated at the same point (as `ch' in `chair' and `j' in `joy')
Latin affricātus, past participle of affricāre, to rub against : ad-, ad- + fricāre, to rub.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)