occlusive

Definitions of occlusive
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adj tending to occlude

n a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it

Synonyms:
plosive, plosive consonant, plosive speech sound, stop, stop consonant
Antonyms:
continuant, continuant consonant
consonant articulated by constricting (but not closing) the vocal tract
Types:
labial stop
a stop consonant that is produced with the lips
glottal catch, glottal plosive, glottal stop
a stop consonant articulated by releasing pressure at the glottis; as in the sudden onset of a vowel
click, suction stop
a stop consonant made by the suction of air into the mouth (as in Bantu)
Type of:
obstruent
a consonant that is produced with a partial or complete blockage of the airflow from the lungs through the nose or mouth

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