[frik-uh-tiv] /ˈfrɪk ə tɪv/ Phonetics
(of a speech sound) characterized by audible friction produced by forcing the breath through a constricted or partially obstructed passage in the vocal tract; spirantal; spirant.
Also called spirant. a fricative consonant, as (th), (v), or (h).
a continuant consonant produced by partial occlusion of the airstream, such as (f) or (z)
relating to or denoting a fricative
1860 (adj.), 1863 (n.), from Modern Latin fricativus, from Latin fricatus, past participle of fricare “to rub” (see friction).
[frik] /frɪk/ noun 1. Henry Clay, 1849–1919, U.S. industrialist, art patron, and philanthropist.
/ˈfrɪkɪŋ/ adjective 1. (slang) (intensifier): surrounded by fricking idiots adjective, adverb Word Origin slang adj. euphemism for fucking, by 1913. Related: Frick (v.). adjective Fucking; damn • Euphemistic: what a fricking mess you made adjective Wretched; accursed; damn, fucking: if we could find the frigging truck/ You’re a walkin’, friggin’ combat zone adverb : They […]
abbreviation (in Britain) 1. Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
[frik-shuh n] /ˈfrɪk ʃən/ noun 1. surface resistance to relative motion, as of a body sliding or rolling. 2. the rubbing of the surface of one body against that of another. 3. dissension or conflict between persons, nations, etc., because of differing ideas, wishes, etc. /ˈfrɪkʃən/ noun 1. a resistance encountered when one body moves […]