how to pronounce aspirate


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the above transcription of aspirate is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

aspirate is pronounced in three syllables

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video examples of aspirate pronunciation

An example use of aspirate in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… have is the aspirate one of the …”

meanings of aspirate


  1. ) used in Greek; the asper, or rough breathing.
  2. A sound produced by such a puff of air.
  3. The puff of air accompanying the release of a plosive consonant.
  4. A mark of aspiration (.


  1. To inhale so as to draw something other than air into one's lungs.
  2. To remove a liquid or gas by means of suction.
  3. To produce an audible puff of breath. especially following a consonant.


  1. Aspirated.

aspirate frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word aspirate occurs in english on average 0.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

words that rhyme with aspirate


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