Definition of affrication in English:

affrication

noun

Phonetics
  • Phonetics. The action or process of changing a sound into an affricate; pronunciation of a sound as an affricate.

Origin

Early 17th century (in an earlier sense). From post-classical Latin affrication-, affricatio action or process of rubbing, substance spread by rubbing from classical Latin af-, variant of ad- + fricātiō, after affricāre.

Pronunciation:

affrication

/ˌafrɪˈkeɪʃn/