a symbol (') used in the writing of Greek to indicate that the initial vowel over which it is placed is unaspirated.
What Is A Bastille?Do you know what makes Bastille Day so important not just for France but the history of all democracies?
What’s A Bastille?On Bastille Day, the world parties in the name of France. But do you know what makes Bastille Day so important—not just for France but the history of all democracies? The occasion is typically honored with military parades and copious consumption of libations. This mix of weapons and wooziness arguably sums up the legacy of July 14, 1789. Bastille is French for “fortress,” “castle,” or “bastion.” The Bastille …
- smooth as silk,
- smooth collie,
- smooth diet,
- smooth dogfish,
- smooth endoplasmic reticulum,
- smooth fox terrier
Compare rough breathing.
Origin of smooth breathing
First recorded in 1740–50
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(in Greek) the sign (᾿) placed over an initial vowel, indicating that (in ancient Greek) it was not pronounced with an hCompare rough breathing
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