Dental Fricative

between tongue and teeth

Dental Fricative


[component-1] Upper Front Teeth
[component-2] Tongue

Dental means teeth. Dental sounds are made between the tongue and upper front teeth. The sound is made by squeezing air between the tongue and the rear of the top teeth.

Place of Articulation

The following diagram shows where the Dental Fricative is made in the mouth.

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The Dental Fricative is used in the following sounds:

Brushed Open Hat

Line Printer

Casio Open Hat

Classic Semi-Open Hat

DnB Snare

Vespa Open Hat

Tyre Snare

DMC Kick

Curse of the Rimshot

Detroit Snare

Laid Back Kick

Snake Rim

Bushtucker Kick

KRS Kick

Queen Snare

Thin 808 Snare

Detroit Open Hat

Vintage Snare

Classic Open Hat

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