in·​gres·​sive in-ˈgre-siv How to pronounce ingressive (audio)
: of, relating to, or involving ingress
especially : produced by ingress of air into the vocal tract
ingressive sounds
ingressive noun
ingressiveness noun

Word History

First Known Use

1649, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of ingressive was in 1649

Dictionary Entries Near ingressive

Cite this Entry

“Ingressive.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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