Definition of suspiration in US English:

suspiration

noun

literary
  • See suspire

    • ‘With each rapid suspiration he gained more confidence.’
    • ‘In addition to such verbalized utterances there will be a number of sighs, suspirations, and ritual gestures: rapid and repeated finger tapping, holding of the head in one hand, or two hands, and so forth.’
    • ‘Also audible are occasional coughs and suspirations from both the ensemble and the audience.’
    • ‘I have endeavoured to show that Shakespeare cooperated with this derision of forced love-sighs, writing certain of his sonnets in ridicule of their windy suspiration.’

Pronunciation

suspiration

/ˌsəspəˈreɪʃ(ə)n//ˌsəspəˈrāSH(ə)n/