Aspirate - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈæspərət|  American pronunciation of the word aspirate
Brit.  |ˈæspərət|  British pronunciation of the word aspirate

noun

- a consonant pronounced with aspiration

verb

- remove by suction
- pronounce with aspiration; of stop sounds
- inhale (air, water, etc.)

Examples

The word “hour” is not pronounced with an aspirate.

The letter “h” in “house” is aspirated, but the “h” in “hour” is not.

She began coughing when she aspirated some orange juice.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: aspirate
he/she/it: aspirates
present participle: aspirating
past tense: aspirated
past participle: aspirated
noun
singular: aspirate
plural: aspirates
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