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Plosive and Aspirate Definitions

Plosive

Of, relating to, or being a speech sound produced by complete closure of the oral passage and subsequent release accompanied by a burst of air, as in the sound (p) in pit or (d) in dog.

Aspirate

To pronounce (a vowel or word) with the initial release of breath associated with English h, as in hurry.

Plosive

A plosive speech sound.

Aspirate

To follow (a consonant, especially a stop consonant) with a puff of breath that is clearly audible before the next sound begins, as in English pit or kit.

Plosive

(phonetics) Sound produced from opening a previously closed oral passage.
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Aspirate

To draw (liquid or a foreign object, for example) into the respiratory tract when taking a breath.

Plosive

(phonetics) Produced from opening a previously closed oral passage.

Aspirate

To remove (a liquid or gas) from the body by aspiration.

Plosive

A consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it;
His stop consonants are too aspirated

Aspirate

To suction (a body part or growth, for example) for the removal of a liquid or gas.
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Plosive

Produced by complete closure of the oral passage and subsequent release with a burst of air (as `p' and `d' in `pit' or `dog')

Aspirate

The speech sound represented by English h.

Aspirate

The puff of air accompanying the release of a stop consonant.

Aspirate

A speech sound followed by a puff of breath.

Aspirate

(Medicine) Matter removed by aspiration.
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Aspirate

(linguistics) The puff of air accompanying the release of a plosive or fricative consonant.

Aspirate

(linguistics) A sound produced by such a puff of air.

Aspirate

A mark of aspiration (#) used in Greek; the asper, or rough breathing.

Aspirate

A sample of fluid, tissue, or other substance that is withdrawn from a body cavity, cyst, or tumor.

Aspirate

(transitive) To remove a liquid or gas by means of suction.

Aspirate

(transitive) To inhale so as to draw something other than air into one's lungs.

Aspirate

To produce an audible puff of breath. especially following a consonant, such as the letter "h" at the beginning of house or hat in standard English.

Aspirate

Syn of aspirated.

Aspirate

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.

Aspirate

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.

Aspirate

A mark of aspiration (

Aspirate

An elementary sound produced by the breath alone; a surd, or nonvocal consonant; as, f, th in thin, etc.

Aspirate

Pronounced with the h sound or with audible breath.
But yet they are not aspirate, i. e., with such an aspiration as h.

Aspirate

A consonant pronounced with aspiration

Aspirate

Remove as if by suction;
Draw in air

Aspirate

Pronounce with aspiration; of stop sounds

Aspirate

Suck in air

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