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Definitions and Synonyms of plosive | Another word for plosive | What is plosive?

Definition 1: a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where plosive or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his stop consonants are too aspirated

Synonyms for plosive in the sense of this definition

(plosive is a kind of ...) a consonant that is produced with a partial or complete blockage of the airflow from the lungs through the nose or mouth

(... is a kind of plosive ) a stop consonant that is produced with the lips

(... is a kind of plosive ) a stop consonant articulated by releasing pressure at the glottis; as in the sudden onset of a vowel

(... is a kind of plosive ) a stop consonant made by the suction of air into the mouth (as in Bantu)

(plosive is a part of ...) the initial occluded phase of a stop consonant

(plosive is a part of ...) the terminal forced release of pressure built up during the occlusive phase of a stop consonant

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