Meaning of suspiration in English:


Pronunciation /ˌsʌspɪˈrɛɪʃ(ə)n/



See suspire

‘With each rapid suspiration he gained more confidence.’
  • ‘Also audible are occasional coughs and suspirations from both the ensemble and the audience.’
  • ‘I have endeavoured to show that Shakespeare cooperated with this derision of forced love-sighs, writing certain of his sonnets in ridicule of their windy suspiration.’
  • ‘In addition to such verbalized utterances there will be a number of sighs, suspirations, and ritual gestures: rapid and repeated finger tapping, holding of the head in one hand, or two hands, and so forth.’