Translation of aspirate in Spanish:

aspirate

aspirar, v.

Pronunciation: /ˈæspəˌreɪt//ˈaspəreɪt/

transitive verb

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    (consonant/sound) aspirar
    the 'h' in 'hour' is not aspirated la 'h' de 'hour' no se aspira
    • If there is a substantial lag between the release of the closure of a stop or the end of the frication of an affricate, and the onset of voicing in the vowel, it is said to be aspirated.
    • Mandarin Chinese has just two series of stops and affricates, one aspirated, the other unaspirated.
    • ‘I've said it once and I'll say it again,’ one of them aspirates huffily.

noun

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    consonante aspirada feminine