Definition of Plosive consonant
1. Noun. A consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it. "His stop consonants are too aspirated"
Generic synonyms: Obstruent
Terms within: Implosion, Explosion, Plosion
Specialized synonyms: Labial Stop, Glottal Catch, Glottal Plosive, Glottal Stop, Click, Suction Stop
Derivative terms: Occlusive
Antonyms: Continuant Consonant
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Plosive Consonant
Literary usage of Plosive consonant
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Panjabi Phonetic Readerby Thomas Grahame Bailey by Thomas Grahame Bailey (1914)
"... preceding a stressed vowel and not following an unvoiced plosive consonant becomes c. Thus the English words house, behind, would be pronounced in ..."
2. Die neueren Sprachen: Zeitschrift für Forschung, Unterricht und edited by Wilhelm Viëtor (1905)
"... to make a new oral closure, which is associated with tie second (= the plosive) consonant: for under our scheme f classification the two consonants are ..."
3. Die neueren Sprachen: Zeitschrift für Forschung, Unterricht und edited by Wilhelm Viëtor (1906)
"For a continuant consonant can be shared between two syllables in any desired proportion; but a plosive consonant, if it is to be divided at all, ..."