Definitions of plosive

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

occlusive, plosive consonant, plosive speech sound, stop, stop consonant
continuant, continuant consonant
consonant articulated by constricting (but not closing) the vocal tract
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:
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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