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Meaning of OCCLUSIVE

Pronunciation:  u'kloosiv

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a consonant produced by stopping air at some point and suddenly releasing it; "his stop consonants are too aspirated"
  2. [adj]  tending to occlude

OCCLUSIVE is a 9 letter word that starts with O.


 Synonyms: plosive, plosive consonant, plosive speech sound, stop, stop consonant
 Antonyms: continuant, continuant consonant
 See Also: click, consonant, explosion, glottal catch, glottal plosive, glottal stop, implosion, labial stop, plosion, suction stop



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