About The Word Aspirate

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Aspirate

Aspirate Meaning & Definition
Aspirate Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Aspirate?

[n] a consonant pronounced with aspiration
[v] suck in air
[v] pronounce with aspiration; of stop sounds
[v] remove as if by suction; "draw in air"

Synonyms | Synonyms for Aspirate: draw in | suck in

Related Terms | Find terms related to Aspirate: breathe | breathe in | coo | draw in | inhale | inspire | maffle | mumble | murmur | mussitate | mutter | sigh | slurp | sniff | sniffle | snuff | snuff in | snuffle | suck | suck in | suckle | susurrate | whisper

See Also | articulate | breathe in | consonant | enounce | enunciate | inhale | inspire | pronounce | remove | say | sound out | take | take away | withdraw

Aspirate In Webster's Dictionary

\As"pi*rate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Aspirated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Aspirating}.] [L. aspiratus, p. p. of aspirare to breathe toward or upon, to add the breathing h; ad + spirare to breathe, blow. Cf. {Aspire}.] To pronounce with a breathing, an aspirate, or an h sound; as, we aspirate the words horse and house; to aspirate a vowel or a liquid consonant.
\As"pi*rate\, n. 1. A sound consisting of, or characterized by, a breath like the sound of h; the breathing h or a character representing such a sound; an aspirated sound. 2. A mark of aspiration ([asper]) used in Greek; the asper, or rough breathing. --Bentley. 3. An elementary sound produced by the breath alone; a surd, or nonvocal consonant; as, f, th in thin, etc.
\As"pi*rate\ ([a^]s"p[i^]*r[asl]t), Aspirated

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