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 british english:

“… we want to our aspiration and our …”

meaning of aspiration

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

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