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Meaning of PLOSIVE

Pronunciation:  'plowsiv

 
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 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a consonant produced by stopping air at some point and suddenly releasing it; "his stop consonants are too aspirated"
  2. [adj]  produced by complete closure of the oral passage and subsequent release with a burst of air (as `p' and `d' in `pit' or `dog')
 

PLOSIVE is a 7 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: hard, occlusive, 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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