plosive

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plo·sive

(plō'siv),
Speech sound made by impounding the air stream for a moment and then suddenly releasing it.

plosive

See stop.

plo·sive

(plō'siv)
Speech sound made by impounding the air stream for a moment and then suddenly releasing it.

plosive (plō´siv),

n any speech sound made by impounding the airstream for a moment until considerable pressure has been developed and then suddenly releasing it (e.g.,
b, d, and
g). One of two types of stop consonants, the other being affricative (e.g.,
ch).