Meaning of affricate

af•fri•cate

Pronunciation: (n.af'ri-kitv.af'ri-kāt&sec), [key]
— n., v., -cat•ed, -cat•ing.
—n.
  1. Also calleda speech sound comprising occlusion, plosion, and frication, as either of the ch-sounds in church and the j-sound in joy.
—v.t.
  1. to change the pronunciation of (a stop) to an affricate, esp. by releasing (the stop) slowly.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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