ejective

[ih-jek-tiv]
adjective
  1. serving to eject.
  2. Phonetics. (of a voiceless stop, affricate, or fricative) produced with air compressed above the closed glottis.
noun
  1. Phonetics. an ejective stop, affricate, or fricative.

Origin of ejective

First recorded in 1650–60; eject + -ive
Related formse·jec·tive·ly, adverbnon·e·jec·tive, adjectiveun·e·jec·tive, adjective
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Historical Examples of ejective

  • It applies with equal felicity to things and persons, to the objective and to the ejective realm.


British Dictionary definitions for ejective

ejective

adjective
  1. relating to or causing ejection
  2. phonetics (of a plosive or fricative consonant, as in some African languages) pronounced with a glottal stop
noun
  1. phonetics an ejective consonant
Derived Formsejectively, adverb
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