spiritus asper

[ spir-i-tuhs as-per; Latin spee-ri-toos ahs-per ]

Origin of spiritus asper

1
From Late Latin spīritus asper

Words Nearby spiritus asper

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How to use spiritus asper in a sentence

  • 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) /


noun
  1. another term for rough breathing

Origin of spiritus asper

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Latin: rough breath

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