Definition of egressive in English:

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Pronunciation: /əˈɡresiv/


(Of a speech sound) produced using the normal outward-flowing airstream. Compare with ingressive.
Example sentences
  • Pulmonic egressive sounds are found in all human languages.
  • We examine how movement patterns are modified when speakers change from an egressive to ingressive airstream.
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