[ suhs-puh-rey-shuh n ]
/ ˌsʌs pəˈreɪ ʃən /


a long, deep sigh.

Origin of suspiration

1475–85; < Latin suspīrātiōn- (stem of suspīrātiō), equivalent to suspīrāt(us) (past participle of suspīrāre to suspire) + -iōn- -ion Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for suspiration

  • At times, it is true, like a deep sigh, the suspiration of the open sea rose and fell among the islands.

  • The girl's voice trembled, her breath came so hard Morgan could hear its suspiration where he stood.

    Trail's End|George W. Ogden