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  Definition of plosive
  1. a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it; "his stop consonants are too aspirated"
  2. produced by complete closure of the oral passage and subsequent release with a burst of air (as `p'' and `d'' in `pit'' or `dog'')
Similar Words: stop consonant, stop, occlusive, plosive consonant, plosive speech sound

 

Hyponyms: labial stop, glottal stop, glottal plosive, glottal catch, suction stop, click

 

 
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