Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: perspiration
IPA transcription: [p,ɝspɚ'eɪʃən]
Pronunciations of perspiration
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: perspiration, sweat, sudor
    Meaning: salty fluid secreted by sweat glands; "sweat poured off his brow"
Usage examples
  • He went into a cold perspiration at the bare idea.
  • He took his hat off, and the perspiration stood upon his forehead.
  • "No one can ever forget his first guard tour with all its preparation and perspiration.
  • The perspiration was running off from us in streams--I had never had such a "sweater" before!
  • You will see, we shall not forget it!" he puffed as he rose with beads of perspiration on his brow.
  • I dream that I haven't packed it, and wake up in a cold perspiration, and get out of bed and hunt for it.
  • After working an hour, Pencroft, who was in a complete state of perspiration, threw down the pieces of wood in disgust.
  • In most cases I have seen a few alternate doses give rise to a pleasant perspiration, speedily followed by quiet sleep and recovery on waking.
  • An owl laughed 'Hoo! hoo!' almost in his face, as he peered over the edge of the gulf, and the old man threw himself back in a perspiration of horror.
  • Pinocchio set to work as well as he knew how, but long before he had pulled up the one hundred buckets, he was tired out and dripping with perspiration.
0. Word pronunciation is derived from article recording Kindred (novel), License CC BY-SA 4.0
1. Word pronunciation is derived from article recording History of New Jersey, License CC BY-SA 4.0