from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, or forming an affricate.
  • n. See affricate.

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  • n. An affricate.
  • adj. Of, or relating to 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')


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