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Definition of Aspirate


  1. To pronounce with a breathing, an aspirate, or an h sound; as, we aspirate the words horse and house; to aspirate a vowel or a liquid consonant.
  2. A sound consisting of, or characterized by, a breath like the sound of h; the breathing h or a character representing such a sound; an aspirated sound.
  3. A mark of aspiration (/) used in Greek; the asper, or rough breathing.
  4. An elementary sound produced by the breath alone; a surd, or nonvocal consonant; as, f, th in thin, etc.
  5. Alt. of Aspirated

Aspirate Translations

aspirate in German is aspirieren
aspirate in Hungarian is h-hang, hehezet