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Aspiration

Asˊpi-ra′tion

,
Noun.
[L.
aspiratio
, fr.
aspirare
: cf. F.
aspiration
.]
1.
The act of aspirating; the pronunciation of a letter with a full or strong emission of breath; an aspirated sound.
If
aspiration
be defined to be an impetus of breathing.
Wilkins.
2.
The act of breathing; a breath; an inspiration.
3.
The act of aspiring of a ardently desiring; strong wish; high desire.
Aspirations after virtue.”
Johnson.
Vague
aspiration
after military renown.
Prescott.

Webster 1828 Edition


Aspiration

ASPIRA'TION

,
Noun.
1.
The pronunciation of a letter with a full emission of breath.
2.
A breathing after; an ardent wish or desire, chiefly of spiritual blessings.
3.
The act of aspiring or of ardently desiring what is noble or spiritual.

Definition 2021


Aspiration

Aspiration

See also: aspiration

German

Noun

Aspiration f

  1. aspiration (burst of air that follows the release of some consonants)

Synonyms

  • Behauchung

aspiration

aspiration

See also: Aspiration

English

Pronunciation

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌæspəˈreɪʃən/
  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən

Noun

aspiration (plural aspirations)

  1. The act of aspiring or ardently desiring; an ardent wish or desire, chiefly after what is elevated or spiritual (with common adjunct adpositions being to or of)
    Riley has an aspiration to become a doctor
    Morgan has an aspiration of winning the game
Derived terms
Translations

Etymology 2

aspirate + -ion or a borrowing from Latin aspiratio, aspirationem.

Noun

aspiration (plural aspirations)

  1. The action of aspirating.
  2. (phonetics) A burst of air that follows the release of some consonants.
Derived terms
Translations

External links

  • aspiration in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
  • aspiration in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911

French

Etymology

Borrowing from Latin aspiratio, aspirationem.

Noun

aspiration f (plural aspirations)

  1. aspiration

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