plosive

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (UK) IPA (key): /ˈpləʊsɪv/ or /ˈpləʊzɪv/
  • (US) enPR: plō'sĭv or plō'zĭv, IPA (key): /ˈploʊsɪv/ or /ˈploʊzɪv/

Noun[change]

Singular
plosive

Plural
plosives

  1. (phonetics) The sound produced when restricting airflow using the mouth, followed by a sudden release of air.

Adjective[change]

Positive
plosive

Comparative
more plosive

Superlative
most plosive

  1. (phonetics) A plosive sound is produced by a sudden release of air after restricting the it using the mouth.