Entry from British & World English dictionary
The flow of air from the lungs under comparatively constant pressure, used in forming speech sounds. Contrasted with velaric airstream.
- Its basis is pulses of air in the lungs: technically, in the pulmonic airstream mechanism.
- An airstream initiated by the lungs is called a pulmonic airstream.
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