how to pronounce aspiration


audio example by a male speaker

audio example by a female speaker

the above transcription of aspiration 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.

aspiration is pronounced in four syllables

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example pitch curve for pronunciation of aspiration


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video examples of aspiration pronunciation

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

“… under law were still an aspiration for …”

meaning of aspiration

Aspiration means a desire to reach a particular goal or to achieve a particular status.

aspiration frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word aspiration occurs in english on average 1.8 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.

topics aspiration can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that aspiration can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

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