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A complex consonant speech sound the articulation of which involves a plosive followed immediately by a fricative at the same place of articulation. English has two affricate phonemes, the first and last sounds in church, which is the unvoiced affricate, and the first and last phonemes in judge, which is the voiced affricate. See also manner of articulation. [From Latin affricare to rub against, from fricare to rub]

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