preaspiration

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Etymology[edit]

pre- +‎ aspiration

Pronunciation[edit]

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

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.

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