Aspiration - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌæspəˈreɪʃn|  American pronunciation of the word aspiration
Brit.  |aspəˈreɪʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word aspiration


- a will to succeed
- a cherished desire (syn: ambition, dream)
- a manner of articulation involving an audible release of breath
- the act of inhaling; the drawing in of air (or other gases) as in breathing (syn: inhalation, inspiration, intake)


the aspiration of the letter “h” in “a house”

problems caused by the aspiration of fluids into the patient's lungs

a high level of political aspiration

the aspirations of the working classes

their hopes and aspirations for the future

Aspiration is a pure upward desire for excellence.

Aspiration is a pure desire for excellence.

Word forms

singular: aspiration
plural: aspirations
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