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spiritus asper

[spir-i-tuh s as-per; Latin spee-ri-too s ahs-per] /ˈspɪr ɪ təs ˈæs pər; Latin ˈspi rɪ tʊs ˈɑs pɛr/
Origin of spiritus asper
From the Late Latin word spīritus asper Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The spiritus asper is caused by a too slow contraction of the vocal cords and their too gradual approach for phonation.

    The Voice Frank E. Miller
British Dictionary definitions for spiritus asper

spiritus asper

/ˈspɪrɪtəs ˈæspə/
another term for rough breathing
Word Origin
Latin: rough breath
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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