plosive

Definitions of plosive
  1. noun
    a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it
    synonyms: occlusive, plosive consonant, plosive speech sound, stop, stop consonant
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    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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