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plosive (n.)

"consonantal sound formed by blocking the passage of air and then suddenly releasing it," 1899, from explosive. As an adjective from 1909.

updated on July 15, 2020

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Definitions of plosive from WordNet

plosive (n.)
a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it;
Synonyms: stop consonant / stop / occlusive / plosive consonant / plosive speech sound
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