Term: Aspiration

Definition:

If there is a small puff of air following a speech sound, it is called aspiration. The /p/ sound, for instance, is often aspirated when it comes at the beginning of a word, like /pɪn/, but the is no aspiration if it comes after /s/, as in /spɪn/.

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