from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of rubbing; friction.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete Friction.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun friction
  • noun phonetics turbulent and noisy airflow


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  • (n): (linguistics) turbulent airflow produced by forcing air through a narrow channel in the speech apparatus formed by two articulators in close proximity.

    January 1, 2009