transitive verb/verbo transitivo/ˈæspəreɪt/
- [sound/consonant] aspirar the 'h' in 'hour' is not aspirated la 'h' de 'hour' no se aspiraMore example sentences
- If there is a substantial lag between the release of the closure of a stop or the end of the frication of an affricate, and the onset of voicing in the vowel, it is said to be aspirated.
- Mandarin Chinese has just two series of stops and affricates, one aspirated, the other unaspirated.
- ‘I've said it once and I'll say it again,’ one of them aspirates huffily.
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