Definition of ejective in English:

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ejective

Pronunciation: /ɪˈdʒɛktɪv/
Phonetics

adjective

Denoting a type of consonant in some languages (e.g. Hausa) produced by sudden release of pressure from the glottis.
Example sentences
  • In fact, it represents an ejective velar stop; the combinations represent a glottalized velar fricative and labialized versions of the first two.
  • But the final defeating challenge must be the ‘ejective ‘consonants, expressed with a burst of breath.’
  • So let's practice distinguishing ejective from aspirated stops.

noun

An ejective consonant.
Example sentences
  • Some of the ejectives are simply not indicated as being so; others are incorrectly labelled ‘plosive’.
  • It may take a bit of practice to learn how to make an ejective.
  • The purpose of the paper is to investigate acoustic characteristics which distinguish ejectives from pulmonic stops in Ingush.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: eject|ive

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