Definition of pulmonic airstream in English:

pulmonic airstream


  • The flow of air from the lungs under comparatively constant pressure, used in forming speech sounds.

    Contrasted with velaric airstream
    • ‘Its basis is pulses of air in the lungs: technically, in the pulmonic airstream mechanism.’
    • ‘An airstream initiated by the lungs is called a pulmonic airstream.’