affricative


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Synonyms for affricative

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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The acoustic progression from "patch, matchwood" to "immortal diamond" is not smooth, the affricatives grating on the sonorants, even as the line attempts to elide the difference between its categories.