affricate consonant

Definitions of affricate consonant
  1. noun
    a composite speech sound consisting of a stop and a fricative articulated at the same point (as `ch' in `chair' and `j' in `joy')
    synonyms: affricate, affricative
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    type of:
    obstruent
    a consonant that is produced with a partial or complete blockage of the airflow from the lungs through the nose or mouth
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