ingressive

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in·gres·sive

 (ĭn-grĕs′ĭv)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or involving ingress.
2. Grammar Inchoative.
3. Linguistics Of or being a speech sound produced with an inhalation of breath.

in·gres′sive n.
in·gres′sive·ness n.

ingressive

(ɪnˈɡrɛsɪv)
adj
1. of or concerning ingress
2. (Phonetics & Phonology) (of a speech sound) pronounced with an inhalation rather than exhalation of breath
n
(Phonetics & Phonology) an ingressive speech sound, such as a Zulu click
inˈgressiveness n

in•gres•sive

(ɪnˈgrɛs ɪv)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to ingress.
2. (of a speech sound) produced with air being taken into the mouth, as some clicks.
[1640–50]
in•gres′sive•ly, adv.
in•gres′sive•ness, n.