Meaning of affricate
Pronunciation: (n.af'ri-kitv.af'ri-kāt&sec), [key]
— n., v., -cat•ed, -cat•ing.
- Also calleda speech sound comprising occlusion, plosion, and frication, as either of the ch-sounds in church and the j-sound in joy.
- to change the pronunciation of (a stop) to an affricate, esp. by releasing (the stop) slowly.
- affricate (Thesaurus)