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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.


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


(ɪnˈgrɛs ɪv)

1. of or pertaining to ingress.
2. (of a speech sound) produced with air being taken into the mouth, as some clicks.
in•gres′sive•ly, adv.
in•gres′sive•ness, n.
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Semantically, the resulting complex words can be classified into two macro-categories, ingressive (a(d)-.
Pulmonic ingressive speech refers to speaking while breathing in.
She also uses ingressive airflow, a Quechua contact feature, to complement her expression of anger and regret that she was never allowed to go to school (Turn 3).
The ingressive sound is clearly different from the standard full tone "on the breath" that we learn in voice lessons, but it is just as available to us.
These sounds are called "ingressive", and Eklund and his colleagues have proposed that we define purring as "continuous sound production must alternate between pulmonic egressive and ingressive airstream (and usually go on for minutes).
This grammaticalization path is actually common in Finnic languages and Finno-ugric languages in general, and to such a degree that the source meaning of the ingressive verbs may vary (Metslang 1996: 133).
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DEF = definite, DEM = demonstrative, ERG = ergative, ES = ergative suffix, EXH = exhortative, FUT = future, GENR general tense-aspect-mood marker, IMPF = imperfective, INGR ingressive.
From the perspective of intra-psychic dynamics the ingressive movement of the dreamer's egoity and conjunction with her maternal imago, as distinct from her mother who actually bore and brought her up, is articulated with a formidable intensity.