Definition of aspirate :
1. A mark of aspiration used in Greek; the asper, or rough breathing.
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. Alt. of Aspirated
4. An elementary sound produced by the breath alone; a surd, or nonvocal consonant; as, f, th in thin, etc.
5. 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.
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- According to it every tenuis in Latin is in Gothic represented by its corresponding aspirate. - "Lectures on The Science of Language", Max MÃ¼ller.
- 29. " The inserting the common aspirate too, is improper." - "The Grammar of English Grammars", Goold Brown.
- 57. " For there is no authority which can justify the inserting the aspirate or doubling the vowel." - "The Grammar of English Grammars", Goold Brown.