1. of, relating to, or involving ingress.
  2. Phonetics. (of a speech sound) produced with air being taken into the mouth, as some clicks (opposed to egressive).

Origin of ingressive

Related formsin·gres·sive·ly, adverbin·gres·sive·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for ingressive


  1. of or concerning ingress
  2. (of a speech sound) pronounced with an inhalation rather than exhalation of breath
  1. an ingressive speech sound, such as a Zulu click
Derived Formsingressiveness, noun
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