rough stop

noun

1
: any one of the three Greek consonants φ, θ, χ that were originally the voiceless stops \p\, \t\, \ḵ\ followed by an \h\ sound or aspiration

called also aspirata

2
: a voiceless aspirated stop in any language

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“Rough stop.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rough%20stop. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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