Definitions for Aspirationˌæs pəˈreɪ ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. aspiration(noun)

    a will to succeed

  2. ambition, aspiration, dream(noun)

    a cherished desire

    "his ambition is to own his own business"

  3. aspiration(noun)

    a manner of articulation involving an audible release of breath

  4. inhalation, inspiration, aspiration, intake, breathing in(noun)

    the act of inhaling; the drawing in of air (or other gases) as in breathing

Wiktionary

  1. aspiration(Noun)

    The act of aspiring or ardently desiring; an ardent wish or desire, chiefly after what is elevated or spiritual.

  2. aspiration(Noun)

    The action of aspirating.

  3. aspiration(Noun)

    A burst of air that follows the release of some consonants.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Aspiration(noun)

    the act of aspirating; the pronunciation of a letter with a full or strong emission of breath; an aspirated sound

  2. Aspiration(noun)

    the act of breathing; a breath; an inspiration

  3. Aspiration(noun)

    the act of aspiring of a ardently desiring; strong wish; high desire

  4. Origin: [L. aspiratio, fr. aspirare: cf. F. aspiration.]

Freebase

  1. Aspirated consonant

    In phonetics, aspiration is the strong burst of breath that accompanies either the release or, in the case of preaspiration, the closure of some obstruents. In English, aspirated consonants are allophones in complementary distribution with their unaspirated counterparts, but in some other languages, notably most Indian and East Asian languages, the difference is contrastive. To feel or see the difference between aspirated and unaspirated sounds, one can put a hand or a lit candle in front of one's mouth, and say pin and then bin. One should either feel a puff of air or see a flicker of the candle flame with pin that one does not get with bin. In most dialects of English, the initial consonant is aspirated in pin and unaspirated in bin.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Aspiration' in Nouns Frequency: #2591


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