preaspiration

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

pre- +‎ aspiration

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌpriːˌæspəˈreɪʃən/

Noun[edit]

preaspiration (plural preaspirations)

  1. (phonetics) a period of voiceless breathing that precedes some consonants in some languages -- a sort of mirror-image of aspiration

Translations[edit]